Palaniuk: Efficiency is key

Brandon Palaniuk weighed 19 pounds, 12 ounces to land in 8th place. He is holding steady in 10th place according to the BASSTrakk standings.

This morning he told me that to stay in contention to win this tournament will take reaching the 20-pound daily weight mark, which is a carryover from last week at the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario.

Flawless execution and even fish care are a must.

"Efficiency is key at this place," he said. "Not making any mistakes is what it's all about here when the weights are so tight."

He continued, "Keeping the fish alive and healthy is just as important. This week if you are going to have a shot at winning then you will need to be around that 20-pound mark every day."