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Pressure Packed or Not, Randy Howell Loves to Play the Game

This MLF pro knows a thing or two about the stress of competition, off-the-water obligations and facing the pressure it all can bring

Pressure Packed or Not, Randy Howell Loves to Play the Game
Pressure Packed or Not, Randy Howell Loves to Play the Game

Randy Howell, of Guntersville, Ala., has competed for years as a professional angler on circuits like the Bassmaster Elite Series and others, carving out a niche for himself as one of the best anglers out there in the modern game.

Though he is conditioned to the pressure of tournament fishing – and from winning events like the 2014 Bassmaster Classic – he admits his experiences from fishing in various Major League Fishing Select- and Cup-level events over the last few years have taught him a whole lot more about the process of being a professional angler.

From dealing with a tiring on-the-water schedule, the pressure to beat other anglers and win an event, the rigors of off-the-water time commitments and how to successfully handle it all.

"Yeah, those Major League Fishing events can be stressful," laughed Howell. "I'm so grateful to be a part of it all. But they are the most tiring events that we fish each year, at least from a fisherman's standpoint."


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