Seth Feider and Brandon Palaniuk have been atop the BASSTrakk leaderboard for a while now. The fish catching, overall, has slowed in the last hour. But Feider and Palaniuk both landed smallmouths at the top of the 10 o'clock hour, but neither helped them.
Palaniuk's plan today centered on efficiency. He doesn't want to be running around in these wind-swept waters. So he's been bobbing along, staying in contact with a school of smallmouth below him. And he's got a "secret weapon" in his game plan.
"I think I might be able to catch a big one on a glide bait," Palaniuk said. "After I get 17, 18 pounds, then I'll go try to catch a 6-pounder or a couple of them."
BASSTrakk shows him with 16-8 now, just 1-1 behind Feider.