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.