Previous Bull Shoals champs in field

Three anglers in today's field have won here before. Of course, Brandon Palaniuk won last year's Elite event, so Bull Shoals victory is freshest for him. In 1988, there were two Bull Shoals Invitationals on the schedule, one in April and another in October. Rick Clunn won the April tournament on a spinnerbait. Gary Klein won in the fall by doodling a Don Iovino Doodle King Worm. The October event was especially tough. It took just 30 pounds to win, and the average bass brought to the scales weighed less than 1.5 pounds.