Brandon Palaniuk is fishing his second Bassmaster Classic in 2012, and he's fishing it on the same waters where he won the 2010 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship. He's hoping to improve on his fourth place finish at last year's Classic.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — Temperatures swung upwards more than 30 degrees between practice and the first day of the BASS Federation Nation Western Divisional on Coeur d'Alene Lake, but anglers still managed to drop 10 stringers over 20 pounds onto the scales. After the first day's weigh-in concluded on May 14, Arizona's Murray White was leading the board with 23 pounds, 2 ounces.