Ripple on the water

Brandon Palaniuk has been unable to add a second to his well. He’s still bopping around the lower end hitting points with a variety of lures.

The wind has started to pick up a bit. Now there’s a ripple on the water. But it’s not been enough to kick-start the bite.

Palaniuk, though, is staying patient. An interesting note is he’s throwing a Storm Arashi walking bait at times. That bait is the exact one he used to help him win Texas Fest a few years ago. It’s not a likeness. But the actual bait.

It was used to catch his first keeper this morning. But we are a long way from the production it created in Texas Fest.

In this world you don’t retire baits, but you always try and return to past glory with them.