Palaniuk culling up

Brandon Palaniuk is making a serious run at this tournament title. He just culled a 4-pounder with a 5 1/2-pounder, according to photographer Gettys Brannon. 

"I don't know about this tournament, but I'll be fine in Angler of the Year," said Palniuk, who is threatening to leave Plattsburgh with a 30-point AOY lead.

Palaniuk is catching his fish on a drop shot, and catching one on almost every cast. He's up to 18 fish caught at noon and is up to a 19-3 on the day.