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Brandon Palaniuk

Brandon  Palaniuk


Hometown Rathdrum, Idaho
Age 29
Former Occupation Heavy-equipment operator
Height 5' 8''
Weight 150 lbs.


Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 6 (2) As of 7/7/2014
Career Earnings* $481,132 As of 7/7/2014
Current World Rank 14
Current Bassmaster Standing 15 (375 points)
Best Finish in 2016 11 - Bull Shoals/Norfork Lakes, 4/21/2016
Best Finish in 2015 2 - Lake St. Clair, 8/27/2015
Last 3 Finishes 24 - Lake Ray Roberts, 5/20/2016
21 - Toledo Bend Reservoir, 5/12/2016
47 - Wheeler Lake, 4/28/2016
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 4 (0) As of 7/7/2014
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 7/7/2014
Titles/Honors B.A.S.S. Federation Nation national champion (2010)

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero "Kevin VanDam because of the way he dominates the sport and the confidence he has, and Mike Iaconelli because he brings new fans and new energy to the sport."
Home Lake Coeur d' Alene (ID)
Favorite Lake Coeur d' Alene (ID)
Favorite Technique Swimbaits
Primary Fishing Strength Power-fishing
Secondary Fishing Strength Finesse
Biggest Weakness Deep cranking
Boat Skeeter
Motor Yamaha
Fishing Sponsors Abu Garcia, Berkley, Spiderwire, Topwater Clothing, Wave Away, Eco Pro Tungsten, Power-Pole, Lowrance,, Amphibia (eyewear), Simms, VMC hooks
Non-Fishing Sponsors Rigid Industries, Parker Toyota (Coeur d'Alene, Idaho), ATX Off-Road Wheels
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Toyota Tundra

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food "It's a toss-up between a giant steak or sushi."
Favorite Music "I listen to everything."
Favorite Book/Movie Bassmaster Magazine
Non-Angling Hero "My mom. She's an impressive lady."
When Not Fishing Elk hunting and snowboarding
Why He Fishes "I love the competition and I love to try to outsmart a fish and get paid for it."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
5/20/2016 TTBC Lake Ray Roberts 24  
5/12/2016 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 21  
4/28/2016 BElite Wheeler Lake 47  
4/21/2016 BElite Bull Shoals/Norfork Lakes 11  
4/7/2016 BElite Winyah Bay 64  
3/17/2016 BElite St. Johns River 37  
3/4/2016 BElite Grand Lake O' the Cherokees 12  
9/17/2015 BElite Sturgeon Bay (Lake Michigan) 9  
8/27/2015 BElite Lake St. Clair 2  
8/13/2015 BElite Chesapeake Bay 20  
7/30/2015 BElite St. Lawrence River 19  
6/3/2015 BElite Kentucky Lake 59  
5/23/2015 TTBC Lake Fork 10  
5/7/2015 BElite Lake Havasu 10  
4/30/2015 BElite Sacramento River 42  
4/9/2015 BElite Lake Guntersville 60  
3/19/2015 BElite Sabine River 101  
2/20/2015 BElite Lake Hartwell 53  
9/18/2014 BElite Bay de Noc (Lake Michigan) 11  
8/21/2014 BElite Cayuga Lake 8  
8/7/2014 BElite Delaware River 49  
6/11/2014 BElite Lake Chickamauga 51  
5/15/2014 BElite Lake Dardanelle 56  
5/9/2014 TTBC Lake Fork 16  
5/1/2014 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 21  
4/3/2014 BElite Table Rock Lake 8  
3/20/2014 BElite St. Johns River 72  
3/13/2014 BElite Lake Seminole 65  
2/21/2014 BElite Lake Guntersville 14  
10/4/2013 TTBC Lake Conroe 48  
8/22/2013 BElite Lake St. Clair 35  
8/8/2013 BElite St. Lawrence River 1  
6/20/2013 BElite Mississippi River 76  
5/9/2013 BElite Alabama River 79  
5/2/2013 BElite West Point Lake 24  
4/18/2013 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 81  
3/21/2013 BElite Falcon Lake 82  
3/14/2013 BElite Sabine River 90  
2/22/2013 BElite Grand Lake 2  
8/23/2012 BElite Oneida Lake 32  
6/28/2012 BElite Lake Michigan 2  
6/21/2012 BElite Mississippi River 59  
6/7/2012 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 34  
5/3/2012 BElite Douglas Lake 88  
4/19/2012 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 1  
3/22/2012 BElite Lake Okeechobee 90  
3/15/2012 BElite St. Johns River 67  
2/24/2012 BElite Red River 48  
6/16/2011 BElite Lake Wheeler 58  
6/9/2011 BElite Arkansas River 32  
5/12/2011 BElite Lake Murray 22  
5/5/2011 BElite West Point Lake 45  
4/14/2011 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 15  
4/6/2011 BElite Lake Pickwick 30  
3/17/2011 BElite St. Johns River 80  
3/10/2011 BElite Harris Chain 44  
2/18/2011 BElite Louisiana Delta 4  

*BASS events (all events because BASS does not report Tour and Open earnings separately) and FLW Tour.

Biographical data last updated: 7/7/2014

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