Topics: Elite

Audience for Palaniuk

Aug 11, 2013

I don't know where they came from, but there are four spectator boats watching Palaniuk right now. I guess there are BASS fans everywhere you go. We have a beautiful day out here on Henderson Bay. Not too windy, sunny, lots of action from Palaniuk. There has been a lull in the action. "I don't know where that school of big bass went," Palaniuk says. I bet he finds them again soon.

Hawk hooks up!

Aug 11, 2013

Kevin Hawk just landed a 3 and a quarter pounder. That's three fish in the box for him today, we're estimating about 9 to 10 pounds total. Kevin is not getting many bites. As soon as he got this smallie in the livewell he quickly moved about a hundred yards to another spot. Frequent movement has been his style all morning.

Smart move for Palaniuk yesterday

Aug 11, 2013

Yeager just reminded me that Palaniuk started fishing this morning where he stopped fishing yesterday. After fishing his first spot yesterday, Palaniuk moved farther into the bay and caught two good fish. He started there today and already has over 20 pounds. Smooth move. Palaniuk just caught a small one and is fighting another bass now. It's another small fish that is too little to cull anything he has in the box.

Palaniuk hooks up, but doesn't keep

Aug 11, 2013

Palaniuk is culling, again

Aug 11, 2013

Another 4-pounder for Palaniuk

Aug 11, 2013

Palaniuk lands another bass. This one will go 4 pounds. You can hear the excitement in his voice. He culls and must be up to 20 pounds or more by  now. Seigo jumps into Palaniuk's boat to get some close-up photos. We have got one happy crew here.

Punch cigars mean victory

Aug 11, 2013

Our new friend Kendall Rountree, set us up with a nice sampling of Punch Cigars. After a successful day of covering the tournament we celebrated by tasting his wares. Let's just say we all gave them two thumbs up. In the photo that's Dave Precht, head of B.A.S.S. publications and communications, myself, Steve Bowman, our content guru, and Don Logan, co-owner of B.A.S.S. Thanks Kendall! 

JVD, Pipkens talking it out

Aug 11, 2013

Jonathon VanDam, Chad Pipkens and Kevin Hawk are fishing the same general area of the St. Lawrence River. Pipkens just moved up in front of VanDam, and VanDam. immediately cranked the big motor to move up near Pipkens. They are having a conversation, with their boats about 25 yards apart. It seems friendly, not like a turf war, but the speed in which JVD moved indicated otherwise. They've stayed in close proximity for a few minutes now. The two Michigan natives entered the day in second (JVD) and fourth place.

The Brandon Palaniuk Show

Aug 11, 2013

Palaniuk hooks bass number six and takes his time with it. Yeager and I enjoy the show as Seigo takes photos.

GoPro video from Day Two and Three at St. Lawrence River

Aug 11, 2013

 

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