Brandon Palaniuk, 2017 B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year, discusses his life as a professional bass fisherman and the journey he took to get there. He dives into his evolution as a fisherman. Palaniuk dedicated his life as a young man to create a lifestyle that he felt he wouldn’t need to vacation from. He talks about the people that played critical roles in his life, helping him progress as a fisherman. “It’s always been about the experiences, the journeys, and the adventures that fishing takes me on,” said Palaniuk. “That’s not just bass fishing; bass fishing is my first love in the fishing world, but I just love catching giant fish.”
Elements | Brandon Palaniuk Bass Fishing
Ott DeFoe | Bass Fishing in East Tennessee
Ott DeFoe is a fierce competitor in the Bassmaster Elite Series. Watch as he fishes in his local water, in east Tennessee’s Holston River for large and smallmouth bass. DeFoe won the 2011 Bassmaster All-Star Champion and Rookie of the Year award and has competed in Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Elite, FLW and MLF tournaments. He has 25 top-ten Bassmaster finishes and was the 2015 Major League Fishing Selects Champion. The collaboration of DeFoe and Mossy Oak is part of their official partnership as DeFoe recently joined forces with other elite fishing pros to comprise Mossy Oak’s Fishing Team. Each member of this team will represent Mossy Oak’s new Elements line, the official pattern of B.A.S.S.