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TOURNAMENT FISHING — Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum, Idaho, is one of four anglers selected by fan voting to compete among 14 anglers in the Bassmaster Toyota All-Star Week starting Sept. 27 on Muskegon Lake, Mich.
Not only that, he's the favorite of the favorites.
This tournament is the first post-season event for the Elite Series and offers cash prizes to all 14 anglers competing, with first place taking home $50,000.
Palaniuk, 25, has already secured his spot in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic from his win on the St. Lawrence River in Waddington, N.Y.
The championship is an Elite Series postseason competition among the top performers from the 2013 tour, along with four pros whose avid fan support catapulted them into the postseason battle on Muskegon and White lakes.
The other three Fan Favorites are Gerald Swindle of Warrior, Ala. Michael Iaconelli of Pittsgrove, N.J.; and Skeet Reese of Auburn, Calif.
It hasn’t taken long for Palaniuk, an Elite rookie in 2011, to find a place in the hearts of bass fans. Last year, the young pro was in fifth place in voting, but this year, Palaniuk earned the most votes during the campaign on Bassmaster.com.
“It’s kind of humbling, and I feel honored,” said Palaniuk. “I think being voted in to All-Star as the top guy is the biggest honor you can receive from the fans. Without the fans, we have nothing — no sponsors, no sport. The fans are everything to bass fishing in that respect.”
Palaniuk’s career to date has been the sort to draw fan recognition. This year, he won the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on the St. Lawrence River, taking home a trophy, $100,000 and a berth in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. In 2012, he won the Bassmaster Elites Series event on Bull Shoals Lake.
Read on for more details about the All-Star Week tournament and the field of anglers.
FLY FISHING — Sean Visintainer of Silver Bow Fly Shop will detail fishing methods for local waters, including the St. Joe, Coeur d’Alene and Spokane rivers, in a free program, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11,. at St. Francis School, 1104 W. Heroy.
The event is sponsored by the Spokane Fly Fishers.
FISHING — Silver Bow Fly Shop is offering two classes this month at 13210 E Indiana Ave. in Spokane Valley:
FISHING — Pro bass angler Shaw Grigsby of Florida will present a free family-friendly program on the latest bass fishing tactics Friday (May 31), 6 p.m., at Black Sheep Sporting Goods, 308 W. Seale Ave., in Coeur d'Alene.
Grigsby is in the Inland Northwest to film TV fishing programs.
FISHING – Sign-up is underway for limited openings in a two-session fishing clinic for adults who haven’t been introduced to the sport.
The clinic seeks to fill the gap to help people learn how to catch fish even if they don't come from a fishing family.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and volunteers from the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council are teaming to teach non-fishing adults age 16 or older.
The clinic involves an evening session on June 7— a suggest born from last year's clinic — followed by a weekend daytime session at Williams Lake.
The on-the-lake clinic is set for June 9, which is free fishing weekend in Washington – no fishing license required!
Sign up: 892-1001 or email email@example.com.
Read on for more details.