BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bassmaster Elite Series pro Randy Howell is doing his part to promote high school bass fishing in Alabama.
For the past two years, Howell has conducted speaking engagements for various high school fishing teams around the Birmingham area. “I try to keep up with what is going on and stay ahead of the game on new things happening,” said Howell. “I believe the college and high school bass fishing is the biggest, fastest growing thing in our sport. I love to help and do things with teenagers that have a passion for fishing like I do.”
Last year, Howell spoke to the Thompson High School fishing team, and when he started receiving requests to speak at other schools, the B.A.S.S. pro decided to work with the Thompson fishing coach to invite other schools to the assembly. This year, Howell held his first speaking engagement Oct. 11 and attracted 25 students from Hayden and Mortimer Jordan high schools. His next assembly on Nov. 13 at the Thompson High School auditorium drew 35 students from Thompson, Oak Mountain, Pelham, Chelsea and Hoover high schools.