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February 20, 2011 in Idaho, Outdoors, Sports
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Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum reels in a fish with a cameraman aboard on Feb. 20, 2011, the third day of fishing in the Bassmaster Classic near New Orleans.

Doug Cox photo

Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum reels in a fish with a cameraman aboard on Feb. 20, 2011, the third day of fishing in the Bassmaster Classic near New Orleans.

Doug Cox photo

Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum makes an athletic grab to land one of his fish in the third day of competition at the Bassmaster Classic near New Orleans.

Doug Cox photo

A big crowd gathers in New Orleans for the Bassmaster Classic weigh-in.

Seigo Saito photo

Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum with ESPN TV cameraman fishing on the third and last day of the Bassmaster Classic near New Orleans.

Jason Cohn photo

Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum holds up his two biggest bass of the day, Feb. 20, 2011, during the final weigh-in at the three-day Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans.

February 19, 2011 in Outdoors
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Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum salutes his family and fans as he heads out from the launch on Feb. 19, 2011, into the second day of fishing in the three-day Bassmaster Classic near New Orleans.

February 19, 2011 in Idaho, Outdoors, Sports
James Overstreet photo

Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum, Idaho, poses before launching his boat on the second day of fishing Feb. 19, 2011, at the three-day Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans.

James Overstreet photo

Family and friends gather at the Louisiana Delta boat launch near New Oreleans to cheer for Brandon Palaniuk, 23, of Rathdrum, Idaho, as he launches for the second day of the three-day Bassmaster Classic.

Gary Tramontina photo

Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum raises his arm in determination Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, as his fish are weighed and he moves from 11th place to fourth place after the second day of the three-day Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans.

February 18, 2011 in Outdoors
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Brandon Palaniuk is interviewed during media day on the day before the start of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, Feb. 18-20 in New Orleans.

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Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum casts during his first morning of competition at the Bassmaster Classic on Feb. 18, 2011, near New Orleans.

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Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum speaks with reigning Bassmaster Classic champ and three-time Classic winner Kevin VanDam in the press room following first-day weigh-in of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans on Feb. 18, 2011.