The key to Palaniuk's win at the St. Lawrence River Elite Series tournament was finding better than average smallmouth bass.
If my calculations are correct, last week as I bobbed around in the middle of Lake Ontario, I fished my 10,000th hour of serious bass fishing.
The Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown on the St. Lawrence River provided numerous challenges for me, not the least of which was finding a way to gain ground on Edwin Evers in the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of Year race.
From Edwin Evers' ring of fire to record setting crowds at weigh-in and a Rookie of the Year update, we've gathered notes and quotes from the Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown at the St. Lawrence River.
Idaho pro made miles matter to reach his annually-renewing goal - to never miss a Classic.
Kevin VanDam and Aaron Martens have survived to be dealt another hand in bass fishing's version of Texas Hold 'Em.
One mistake in the excitement of zeroing in on a school of big smallmouth could have cost Brandon Palaniuk his lead in the Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown.
Elites will find themselves in a "booming fishery" says Kevin VanDam
After the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open on Cayuga Lake, I went to Sackets Harbor, N.Y., to spend some time enjoying the sights and sampling the fishing on Lake Ontario.
Anglers who visit Canada's Lake Simcoe should avoid inadvertently transferring water from this lake to other water bodies.