Who is David Walker?
When it comes to professional fishing, David Walker is the genuine article. With more than 25 years of tournament fishing experience, David is not just another guy trying to break into the sport of bass fishing; he is a well-established pro who has climbed to the top of his professional career the old fashioned way – through hard work, dedication and perseverance.
David’s semi-professional fishing days started in 1990, long before GPS contour mapping, Power-Poles or Alabama Rigs. Since then he has traveled a million miles, fished hundreds of lakes and caught thousands of fish using just about every type of tackle imaginable. From the shallow swamps of Louisiana to the North East’s smallmouth meccas to the ultra-clear desert impoundments in the West, there is not much on the bass fishing spectrum David has not experienced. His unquenchable desire to learn about everything that swims has taken him to other countries – China, Japan, Venezuela, Mexico and Canada – and even into the saltwater realm where he has participated in redfish tournaments.
David’s full-time professional bass fishing career began in 1996 with the advent of the FLW Tour where he found tremendous success early on. In 1999 he stepped up to double duty by qualifying for the Bassmaster Top 150 Tour. From 1999 until 2005, he was a “two-tour pro” fishing both the BASS Top 150’s and the FLW Tour. When Tour-scheduling conflicts happened in 2006, Walker opted to fish just the FLW Tour. In 2010 he qualified for the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series and that’s where he has carried out his professional fishing career ever since.