Holton Walker | YakGear

Holton Walker

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Holton has been fishing as long as he can remember but became an avid kayak fisherman around 2008 in the waters around East Texas, where the now 28-year-old attended high school. A native of Corpus Christi, Holton grew up fishing the Laguna Madre and the bays of south Texas. While he grew up in the saltwater fishing world Holton says moving to East Texas when his dad got to a new position led an adaptation to become better at bass fishing based on the water available to him.

Holton served 8 Years in the US Coast Guard from 2009 to 2017 as an Avionics Electrical Technician and Air crewman and was stationed in Sabine Pass, TX, Houston, Texas, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Holton’s true passion for kayak fishing comes from the enjoyment of applying his work experience and water survival knowledge to help push kayak safety messages to fellow kayak fisherman across the country.

Since 2016 Holton has recorded one 1st place, one 3rd place, and ten Top 10 finishes in kayak bass tournaments. Holton says the highlight of the last two years would be placing in the top 40 at the 2017 KBF National Championship and winning a KBF Monthly event in North Carolina with a 109.50” 5 fish stringer. As a member of the YakGear and Railblaza Brand Ambassador teams and the Native Watercraft Pro Staff Team, Holton enjoys getting others involved in the sport and doing anything he can to become a better angler.

Holton is a Certified Master Angler in North Carolina with 8 Certified Freshwater and 1 Saltwater citations.  His personal best Largemouth consists of 2 fish that were both just over 10 pounds. Holton has an Instagram account he updates almost daily @holton_walker, and will be starting up a new YouTube channel, KayakFishing101 this Spring.