Topics: Elite

Chris Zaldain 6th keeper

Aug 10, 2013

Chris Zaldain' s hands were shaking when he caught a 6Lbs giant bronze back! This fish was his 6th keeper and he culled a 3 pounder means 3Lbs gain! Now he is trying to fish tomorrow, he started at 50th this morning though.

Pirch culling

Aug 10, 2013

Clifford Pirch, by the way, he prefers Clifford rather than Cliff, is video-game fishing, like a lot of guys this week. When he goes to the front deck, he turns around the monitor mounted by the driver's seat, so he can look at both sonar monitors. He is constantly shifting his eyes back and forth, surveying both screens. You'll see that something has obviously caught his attention when he makes a cast to drop-shot a specific area. It might be toward the bow, or closer to the stern.

Charlie Hartley brings in a 4-pounder

Aug 10, 2013

Get your GoPro on!

Aug 10, 2013

Get your GoPro on! All of Brandon Palaniuk's action is being captured from every angle. Stay tuned for more GoPro video from on the water! 

Palaniuk is culling

Aug 10, 2013

After setting the hook and battling a smallmouth for a few minutes, Palaniuk dances back to the passenger seat to land it. When the bass sees the boat it sounds and nearly takes Palaniuk's spinning rod with it. Palaniuk runs to the bow and repositions the boat. Then he lets the bass wear itself down before he returns to the passenger seat to snatch the bass. The 4-pounder allows Palaniuk to cull. The wind and waves may be subsiding somewhat. That would help Palaniuk's cause tremendously.

Greenblatt targets a largemouth

Aug 10, 2013

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Aug 10, 2013

Palaniuk Repositioning

Aug 10, 2013

After idling around for several minutes, Palaniuk kills the outboard, immediately drops his bait into the water from the driver's seat and quick-foots it to the bow. He's struggling to hold his boat in position. Dropping the bait from the driver's seat ensures that his offering will be where it needs to be, for a few moments at least. A few minutes later, Palaniuk pulls up his trolling motor, straps it down and runs half a mile into Henderson Bay. The waves are't quite as bad here, but it's still no picnic.

Culling time for Browning

Aug 10, 2013

Photo by marshall Dwayne Sawyer

Number four for Palaniuk

Aug 10, 2013

By Frank Tully

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