Brandon Palaniuk found an incoming tide best for targeting specific current seams, where largemouth were feeding on large gizzard shad. “You had to make the exact cast,” he said. “If you were two feet left or right, you wouldn’t get bit.” The Bassmaster Elite Series pro caught the event’s biggest bag, 22-6, in the final hour on Day 2. On Saturday, he weighed 17-11 for a winning weight of 53-12.
Photo: Andy Crawford