Long morning for Palaniuk

Brandon Palaniuk just made a solid upgrade that may have put him into position to win AOY. Unofficially of course.

It has been cold, windy and frustrating for the Idaho pro. His first few spots yielded only one fish. And a small one at that. Like a true veteran, he's kept his chin down and made good casts, knowing things were going to change.

It all paid off when he hit a flurry and managed to upgrade once in the process.

More proof that your luck can change in an instant. If he can find a 5- to 6-pounder, this thing might be over.

But there's a lot of day left, and in this game anything can happen.

Palaniuk is on point.