Lighter lines

When you tune into Bassmaster LIVE today and see these morning catches, one of the things you'll notice is how long it's taking Brandon Palaniuk and James Elam to reel in these Michigan smallies.


Both are using lighter line in the clear water here on St. Clair River. Because of that, they're being downright gentle pulling these smallies in. The extended battles make the catches easier to photograph, but you'll need just a smidge of patience to see the brown fish on this Saturday morning.