Brandon Palaniuk will become the 13th angler to go wire-to-wire in winning an Elite Series event, if he wins of course.
It's never too early to start thinking about the 2013 Bassmaster Classic
Tough challenge ahead for the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year.
While on the phone, Palaniuk caught his limit fish, giving him about 9 1/2 pounds.
Brandon Palaniuk maybe feeling a little of the pressure.
Britt Myers wished for wind to turn on the bass in Bull Shoals, but he got a little more than he asked for in East Sugarloaf Creek. When the wind picked up about an hour ago, big white caps started rolling right down the pipe.
Brandon Palaniuk needs this win. He was off to a terrible start in 2012 (67th at St. Johns; 90th at Okeechobee). A win at Bull Shoals will qualify him for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic after he had dug a hole that made it doubtful he would qualify on points alone. Even with the win here, Palaniuk is only going to move up to 56th in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year race — still a long way out of Classic contention.
The wind has picked up with a vengeance. It's blowing in the 20 mile per hour range at the moment and shows no sign of letting up.
If Palaniuk can add to his lead, he has a chance to set a new Elite Series record.