Halo Fishing, a leader in fishing products that are developed by anglers, built on experience, and committed to quality and affordability, comes out on top at the 2018 FLW Costa Championship. Kyle Walters, a Halo Fishing Pro, got the win with a two-day total of 44 pounds and 3 ounces on Lake Guntersville.
Walters’ win came after sitting in second place on day one just behind FLW Tour pro Carl Jocumsen. He rallied to catch 24 pounds, 4 ounces on day two, securing the largest bag of the tournament and the win.
“If you’d have told me when I started fishing the BFLs that I was about to win this championship, I’d have told you-you were crazy,” Walters said once he knew he won the event.
He was in his element out there on Lake Guntersville, putting his Halo Fishing Rods to work for two days punching matted grass, fishing the same way he did when he won the 2013 T-H Marine FLW BFL Regional on Guntersville. His winning setup included a 7-foot, 11-inch Halo Ti Series rod, 75-pound test Halo Winch 9-Strand braided line, and a flipping style bait.
“[On Friday] I couldn’t pick out the mats early, and the bite seemed to go down between 10 and 2,” he said. “Today, I got there and was able to pick the mat out and caught them early.”
Walters won the $50,000 top prize of the event and a brand-new Ranger Boats boat and motor package, edging out 196 of the top professional and amateur anglers in the world. With his win, he becomes the first FLW angler to punch his ticket to the 2019 Forrest Wood Cup.