Brandon Palaniuk, hot off of his 2017 Toyota Angler of the Year title, joins the Bassmaster LIVE team and talks about his season as well as what is transpiring on the final day of the Classic Bracket.
Tommy Sanders and Davy Hite recap the eventful Toyota Angler of the Year Championship on Mille Lacs Lake where Brandon Palaniuk won the AOY title, Dustin Connell took the Rookie of the Year title and Keith Combs won the weight battle.
Brandon Palaniuk caught one keeper in the first 3 hours and 30 minutes of the final day and then went through this flurry to fill his limit and cull a few important times within an hour.
Brandon Palaniuk went over 2 hours without a fish to start the final day of the season, but his first bite had him heading in the right direction and one more fish closer to an AOY title.
Jason Christie looks to close the Toyota AOY deficit that he trails Brandon Palaniuk. As Palaniuk struggled during the morning portion, Christie loaded the boat.
In the rough wind and waves on the East side of Mille Lacs, Keith Combs loaded the boat much like he did on Day 1 and 2.
Brandon Lester entered Day 2 as the unofficial bubble boy for the GEICO Bassmaster Classic, but with a good Day 2 he moved up some in the points race and this individual tournament.
In this edition of 6 Seconds, Dave Mercer asks Elite Series anglers to give their best audition for his job as the Bassmaster emcee. See how some of them did.
Jacob Wheeler upgraded his 20+ pound bag even closer to the 25-pound mark on Day 2 at Mille Lacs. This 5+ pounder culled his smallest fish, which was 4 1/2 pounds.
Brandon Palaniuk looked to hold his Toyota Angler of the Year lead over Jason Christie, but had a rough start to Day 2 as he only boated 2 fish in the first 3 hours of action.