Walters lands a 4-pounder, and two smiles

Elite Series rookie Patrick Walters struggled yesterday. And it hadn't been much better for him today until he landed this 4-pounder at 1:26 p.m. It produced two big smiles - one from Walters and another from his marshal, Crystal McAllister.

Walters was leading the Toyota Angler of the Year standings prior to his 57th-place finish at Alabama's Lake Guntersville. He entered this week ranked 7th in AOY points. The St. Lawrence River appears on target to produce another big shakeup in the AOY race.