Walters in final hour at Rodman

Patrick Walters has struggled today, like everyone else in today’s final not named Bryan New. He’s into the final hour of fishing available at Rodman Reservoir. Check-in time at Palatka for the anglers is 3 p.m., but Walters has to be in the lock to go back into the St. Johns River before 2 p.m. Just before he locked through yesterday, he caught his big bass of the day. It weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. 

“There was a stump there that I’d seen the day before and saved for (Saturday),” Walters said yesterday. “I made one cast on the stump with a jerkbait and caught it, five minutes before I locked.” 

Walters desperately needs a last-hour flurry. It has seemed all day it was just a matter of time before all these guys starting catching ‘em. But it’s getting late now.