Cabela’s/GEICO For Your Boat Angler David Walker Still in the Hunt on Lake Guntersville

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (April 11) — Still within striking distance of a Bassmaster Elite Series win on Lake Guntersville this weekend, Cabela’s/GEICO For Your Boat angler David Walker positioned himself solidly within the final cut mark going into championship Sunday.

By bringing in a decent stringer of five fish at 18 pounds, 14 ounces, Walker increased his three-day tournament total to 67 pounds, 2 ounces. However, with the rest of the anglers struggling a bit on the water Saturday, Walker is now less than 3 pounds behind leader Mike Iaconelli going into the last day of competition.

“Today wasn’t nearly as successful for me,” Walker said. “I really felt like I was letting this tournament slip away from me. I wasn’t catching that many fish, and the fish that I caught weren’t as big. Thankfully midway through the day I was able to catch one really big one, which changed the outlook on the day.

“With that being said, I still felt like I was in trouble as far as a chance to win this thing. It turned out that everyone else was struggling as well, so I only fell one place. The leader fell quite a bit, which just tightened everything up.

“The good news for tomorrow is that it’s really like a one-day tournament now. If someone catches one big stringer tomorrow, they’ll win this thing.”

Looking to take over the top spot, Walker will launch for the last time this weekend at 6:15 a.m. CT and return for weigh-in at 3:15 p.m. at Guntersville City Harbor.

“Had it been one of those days where everyone else was doing well and I wasn’t, I would have thought that I was doing something wrong,” Walker said. “Instead, it was something that I can’t take personally because no one was catching them.

Tomorrow I’m going to start out in the same area and I may fish some new places. For me to not go back and fish an area that has gotten me this far along would be crazy. I’ll go give it a try, but I’ll probably be a little more susceptible to leaving sooner tomorrow than I would have been today now that I know the circumstances. I’m sure the fishing is going to be better though. It’s a great lake, obviously. The weights are high and staying that way.”

Cabela’s/GEICO For Your Boat angler David Walker is less than 3 pounds from the No. 1 spot going into the last day of competition on Lake Guntersville.

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