Closing in on the end of the first hour in this two-hour battle, it's a low-scoring affair, as in 0-0. Walker has moved again, this time to an island in the French Broad River.
You can begin to feel a little tension in the air, not between the anglers, but shared by both. It's that tension of a skunk. Well, two skunks.
And Walker makes a final move - to the other side of the river.
Five minutes left.
Walker has positioned his boat close to a rock bank. The only casting option for either angler is a short flip.
The two-minute warning has sounded.
One minute left.
Nope. I'm wrong. Howell brings out a spinnerbait.
Halftime - 0-0.