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.
Brandon Palaniuk busted one of the largest first-day bags of the Bassmaster Elite Series season on Thursday.
With their win on Georgia’s Lake Chatuge, Auburn University at Montgomery’s Tom Frink gets to go out on top and Jacob Nummy gets to see his creation rise to the highest possible high.
On Day Two of the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open on Oneida Lake, New York pro Jim Bianchi landed the largest limit of the tournament to build a lead of over 2 pounds over his closest competitor.
Auburn Montgomery seniors mum about 'secret weapon' that lured nearly 21 pounds of bass to their livewell.
Jim Bianchi seized Day Two lead early, then kindly "laid off them" the rest of the day.
Virginia pro Chris Daves bucked conventional wisdom, claiming the first day lead with over 17 pounds of smallmouth bass.
For Barr and Walker - the team to travel farthest to Lake Chatuge - it might as well have been a day on their home lake.
Next month the Bassmaster Classic champion, the Rookie of the Year, the Top 8 anglers from the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year rankings and four anglers voted in by the fans will face off in Muskegon, Michigan.
Retired West Virginia State Trooper Bill Pioch relied on his patrolling skills to uncover schools of Lake Erie smallmouth and seize the lead at the Mid-Atlantic Divisional.