Another Daiwa pro staff win at Bassmaster Elite on Texas Lake Fork

Daiwa pro Patrick Walters, of Summerville, S.C., won the Bassmaster Elite at Texas’ Lake Fork with a four-day total of 104 pounds, 12 ounces, topping second place by nearly 30 pounds. With this win, Walters double qualifies for the Bassmaster Classic, adding to his recent win at the Bassmaster Eastern Open on Lake Hartwell. The win at Lake Fork earned him a check for $125,000.

Walters win comes as the most recent accomplishment for the Daiwa pro staff team as a whole, all of which have had a fantastic year in Bassmaster events. Not only did Walters win the event on Lake Fork, Daiwa pro Seth Feider caught the event’s biggest bass (9 pounds, 9 ounces) to drive home a new Toyota Tundra truck. Additionally, from their performance at earlier events, the entire B.A.S.S. Elite Daiwa team has earned a spot in the upcoming Bassmaster Classic on Texas’ Lake Ray Roberts — Patrick Walters, Seth Feider, Brandon Palaniuk and brothers Cory and Chris Johnston of Peterborough, Ontario.