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  • Hayden, ID


  • Drop shotting, swimbaits, power fishing


  • Big bait fishing, Elk hunting, snowboarding, GoPro content creation

Career Accomplishments:

  • Career Earnings: $628,940
  • Classic Appearances: 6
  • Top 10 Finishes: 10
  • Tournament Wins: 2
  • Other: 2010 BASS Federation National Champion

Most people don't think of North Idaho as a prime location for learning bass techniques but in the last five years Brandon Palaniuk has put it on the map with two Bassmaster Elite wins (Bull Shoals in 2012 and St. Lawrence River in 2013). He's also proven to be a force at the Bassmaster Classic. During his first Classic event he proved he was more than up to the task representing B.A.S.S. Nation and wound up with a fourth-place finish. Subsequently he's qualified for the Classic every single year and his best finish was second-place (Grand Lake in 2013).

Brandon's Tackle Box