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.
Brandon Palaniuk is interviewed during media day on the day before the start of the 2011 Bassmaster Classic, Feb. 18-20 in New Orleans.
Courtesy photo photo
Brandon Palaniuk of Rathdrum casts during his first morning of competition at the Bassmaster Classic on Feb. 18, 2011, near New Orleans.
Steve Wagner photo
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.