– With the intro- Redcrest breah- What is it?- Well I hit you. – Redcrest Breathe?- We should do like— Bound. Redcrest Bound. We’re Redcrest bound- Tell ’em, Tell ’em. – because we’re going to La Crosse, Wisconsin- Can we like, title it- Keep going- road to Redcrest?- Okay, so- Tell ’em, what are we doing?Where are we at?Where are we going?- Hashtag road to Redcrest- Where we coming from?- We’re coming from home, Idaho, Idahome homey!- What did you eat this morning?- I had coffee- Tiff’s had like, four cups of coffee. – Sugar!- I had one, okay. No!- Okay!- Did you fart?- We’ll check in again later!- You stink! Oh my God!- Let’s get on the road, people. – Oh, you just crumb dusted all of us! – That’s awful. – Alright, where we going Tiff?Redcrest?- Redcrest and La Crosse, Wisconsin,for the first Redcrest ever!- Perfect, let’s do this!Whew!- – Aw, Dude!I just ran through all of it! – We are hitting the road,headin to La Crosse, for the firstBass pro tour Redcrest championship. Takin a look back at kinda how this year went. Lots of ups and downs. Kicked off the year down at Lake Toho in Florida. First major league fishing bass pro tour event,it’s in the books. For us, we didn’t make the cut today. Ended up finishin 34th through 35th,somewhere in there. Well usually Florida and me don’t mix real well. So, I was happy to put things together. I fish new water every day. Fish different techniques every day. And so I was really just fishing the conditions. I just figured it out too late. And so cuttin a check this time was important. You know, getting the year started offin the right direction becauseYou don’t want to start down there, toward the bottomof the pack and have to fight your way back up. So stage two takes us to Lake Conroe. It’s in Texas. I’m a huge fan of Texas, Non-fan of Lake Conroe. Lake Conroe, every time I’ve been there,has pretty much kicked my teeth in. Clearly, the pattern that I thought I founddoesn’t reload very well. You gotta be kiddin’ me. Finished nearly at the bottom. I mean, just catching a couple fish a day. It was brutal. Brutal. You know, the Conroe has beaten me multiple times, so. Just like Florida, we’re not best friends. But I did beat Florida last time,So I’m gonna figure out Conroe and thenrevenge when we come back. Next stop is Raleigh, North Carolina,this is for stage three. Never been here before, to fish an event. So many things I would’ve liked to have done different. It’s frustrating, man. Very, very, frustrating. What really bums me out is that I knowthis can be a really fun Lake, and it’s gota bunch of big ones in it. I caught like, four bass or whatever. Oh, we’re gonna have to make upsome serious ground on Falls. The nice part was, is that day twowas on Falls Lake, and I had foundan incredible swim bate on Falls lake. ‘Cause we movin’ on up!What!Choked it too that time!Whoohoo! And, so, I went all the way fromin the 30s after day one, all the way upinto the top five on Falls lake and justwrecked ’em on a swim bate. And so that was awesome. Super fun event. That bite kinda went away. I didn’t adjust as much on the third day,but still had a really good event. Gained some more points and then continued on. Lake Chickamauga, stage four, we’re goin’ in the spring,It’s arguably the biggest fish factoryin the Tennessee river right now. And, I just went fishin’. I had one area that I got multiple bites in. When I went in there, to my surprise,thankfully, there were a bunch of big ones in there. That was a big ‘un. Yup, Giant. Come here, Come here! Oh,That’s what we needed! I’ll take it,first top 10. Feels good!I just didn’t have enough water to fish. There were new fish comin in there every day,but there just wasn’t enough to pull out a win. It’s been a struggle so far. So, we kinda dug ourself a hole at Conroe,needed a top 10 to kinda average our points out,we’re pretty far down on the points,to qualify for Redcrest, which is our Championship. So, I needed a good event, needed a top 10to even that out. This week was, just fun!That’s the best way I can explain it. We had crazy weather conditionsAnd I really just locked down into one area,And it was pretty special, I hadI don’t know how many fish comin’ to meEvery day I would show up and I would startcatching ’em in the morning, and I’dlight up that score tracker,and I’d be blown away at how many fish just kept comingevery single day. So, stage five, Cullman, Alabama,ended up just barely squeakin in,and by barely squeakin’ in I mean like,we made it by a tie breaker. – Two, One, Line’s Out. End of third period. – Oh, my gosh. I’m not celebrating yet. Wanna make sure we get the official word. – As it stands right now, Scott Suggsis in 20th place with a 48 pounds, 10 ounces. Your in 19th with 48 pounds, 10 ounces. – As long as no two guys didn’t catch ’em. I guess two guys have to catch ’em. – You are now in 20th place,with 48 pounds, 10 ounces, 28 scorable bass. – Ugh!Is that the official one?I don’t know if I can take another score jacker update. Probably at that point was the most intense momentof the entire year. Just barely squeaking in there by a tie breaker. And the tie breaker was because I had caughtone more fish than Scott Suggs. We had the exact same weight, and I caught ’emright at the end of the final day. So we cut a check there,’nother good event for points. Moving up in the standings,and then heading off to the next one. Yeah!♪Think I’m gonna ♪♪ Rise up ♪♪ Riding high ♪♪Ain’t nothin gonna hold me back ♪♪ Now I’m on the move ♪♪ Got nothin to loose ♪♪ Like a freight train off the tracks ♪♪ Come on up the mountain ♪♪ Such a sad scene ♪- The thing that I did not anticipatewas being a different format that changed a lot of things. Right, I went there approaching it as if I wouldany other tournament, and up to that point in the yearI was pretty much able to just fish how I normally wouldand it had worked out fairly well. But this was the first event that, like, I noticedthe numbers versus the size thing. Just bummed. Just bummed out. There’s always like, so many thingsyou wish you would’ve done, butyou make the decisions you do in the heat of the moment,’Cause you think that’s the right decision. And after a tough event, at Table RockMovin’ on, the next event was at another oneof my favorite bodies of water, Grand Lake, Oklahoma. But, guess what?Mother Nature had different plans for us. Grand Lake is off the schedule,so we end up back at Table Rock. Little Redemption round for this guy. That one got some meat to it! Now we’re talkin! And I knew going into that one, that I was gointo have to approach it just different. And I caught a bunch of ’em on the lil zoom z swim. And the zoom trick worm on a drop shot. And had a blast and nearly won the thing. – Five pounds, 13 ounces. – Whoa!Common!Do you keep fishin new stuff?Do you go try to run where you knowthere’s been some fish?Hard choices!Not going down without a fight. Need some, need a couple kickers. There’s enough fish right there. I will not win doin that. So, that was our best event of the year. Finished up second place. It’s just, one of those eventswhere I had a lot of fun. It was good to go back there and learn from the first time. And come in with an approach that ended up, you know,making a huge difference. Lil’ pit stop here, we aremaking our way to Redcrest over in La Crosse, Wisconsin. But we’ve got one stage left. Stage eight, Lake Winnebago. We’re about 22nd in the points right now. So, we need to have a good event here. Best way to sum that up, over estimated the small mouth,under estimated the large mouth. Going up north I figured I’m gonna small small mouth fish,It’s what I’m gonna do. It’s just 45 minutes away from Green Bay,Sturgeon Bay, Right?It should be chock full of small mouth. Well it is, not this week. Not that week. That week large mouth dominated. – Track your update. Brandon Palaniuk, you are in 27th place. You are seven pounds, nine ounces,out of the cut line in 20th place,having finished 27th,you are the top 30 anglers. You are going to Brass Pro Tour major league fishingChampionship at Readcrest- He’s so official. Congratulations! So official, you can’t even be mad. Bad decisions- Good news is, after eight stages, we made it to RedcrestWe had enough points, so. Make it over there, see what happens. Redcrest starts 8/21/19. That’s more like it- Oh yeah. That’s a fiver. That’s five and a half!That’s big, it’s fat. – Sweet!That’s a five pounder. I said one five. – Huge!- I said two fives, actually.