Arkansas pro bags 20 pounds, 10 ounces of smallies to lead Elite field by over a pound.
Chris Lane takes first-day lead in Elite Series season finale.
Idaho pro made miles matter to reach his annually-renewing goal - to never miss a Classic.
Palaniuk perseveres at St. Lawrence River for a third day.
Watch an interview with Day Three leader Brandon Palaniuk!
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.
After three days of competition, Aaron Martens was just 7 ounces from victory in last year's Bassmaster Elite Series event on the Mississippi River. Now Martens gets to play out a similar scenario on the same river, and he's going for big bass in the same spot that put him in contention in 2012. And, oddly enough, once again 7 ounces plays into his game.
Mark Zona talks to Aaron Martens about taking the lead on Day Three.