2012 Elite Series Toledo Bend Battle Toledo Bend Reservoir - Many, LA, Jun 7 - 10, 2012

Notes & quotes from Day One

Brandon Palaniuk
Seigo Saito
Brandon Palaniuk stayed close to the launch site on Day One of the 2012 Elite Series Toledo Bend Battle.

About the author

James Overstreet

James Overstreet

James Overstreet has been a photographer for Bassmaster since 2006, covering both the Elite Series and the Bassmaster Opens. 

“In practice I caught one about 12 pounds.” – John Murray

“This was about the worst practices I’ve had for an event.” – Bill Lowen

“I never caught a fish over three pounds in practice.” – Brandon Palaniuk after weighing in 21 pounds, 2- ounces.

“That bank beating didn’t get it done today.” – Bobby Lane

“I’ve been fishing deep for four days and just about had enough of it.” – Tommy Biffle

“I didn’t represent the lake very well.” – Rick Clunn

“I can’t even tell you how I ended up with them, I just know I did.” – Tournament leader Cliff Pace

“The next cast here could be a 10 to 14-pounder.” – Greg Hackney

“I had to get a pardon from the governor to catch that one fish.” – Bernie Schultz on the only fish he weighed on Day One