Palaniuk pulling away in AOY

Brandon Palaniuk started the day in 10th place. Based on the Day 2 standings, his Angler of the Year lead had expanded to 30 points over Jacob Wheeler. Casey Ashley's third, 35 points back; Jason Christie is fourth, 45 points behind; and Greg Hackney is fifth, 72 points back. Those points aren't officially tabulated until the standings are final.

In this unusual final day, Palaniuk has plenty of room to fall in the standings since 51 anglers are competing. But so far he's going in the opposite direction. Palaniuk already has 17-14 and BASSTrakk has him just an ounce behind leader Jacob Wheeler.