Patrick Walters

Bassmaster Elite Pro

Fishing runs deep in the Walters family as Patrick Walters grew up in the outdoors fishing with his dad and grandpa in Summerville, SC. His dad was the biggest influence on him, always taking him on fishing adventures which igniting his passion for fishing at a young age. In his sophomore year of high school he played football and baseball, while still fishing as much as he could. Baseball was interfering with fishing, so he decided he needed to give us baseball and just fish- and that's when he decided he wanted to fish for a living and he was going to do whatever it took to make it.

Patrick Walters is in his second season as a Bassmaster Elite Series angler. In his first season in the Elite Series, he finished 16th in the Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings. Walters has a win to his credit at the 2018 Red River Bassmaster Open event. He fished in College at the University of South Carolina and was a winner, taking the title in a Carhartt Bassmaster College Series event at Winyah Bay. We are proud to have Patrick part of the RELiON family and look forward to seeing where the 2020 season takes him!

RELiON Batteries Used:
3 RB100, 12V 100Ah, batteries to power his trolling motor and 2 RELiON RB100-HP, 12V 100Ah, batteries for starting and cycling.

Why Patrick Switched to Lithium Batteries
"The weight reduction blew me away. I was running four group 31 lead-acid batteries at 66 lbs a piece. When I put the lithium batteries in there I cut 144 lbs out of of the back of my boat. I lost 3 inches of draft. Where I was at about 16 inches, I'm now drafting 13 inches of water. When you're fishing shallow water, the more a boat drafts, the more the fish are going to feel you. Losing that much draft is going to help you catch more fish."

Why Patrick Chose RELiON:

"When I looked at RELiON I saw how many batteries they had and their technology is spread out everywhere. When I talked to them they were so easy to work. It's a family feel, but they're a high-class organization where they know what they're doing, they have the technology and they're willing to work with you. It was a good fit and I felt comfortable with them."

Patrick's Advice for Up and Coming Anglers:

"First, you have to set goals no matter what. Work hard in everything and treat everybody with respect. Then there's time on the water. Time on the water is everything. I do a lot of research and watch a lot of videos, but nothing beats time on the water and fishing experience. It's the best way to gain knowledge and get the instincts of fishing. It's just like any other sport, practice makes perfect."