2012 Elite Series Mississippi River Rumble Mississippi River - La Crosse, WI, Jun 21 - 24, 2012

Howell's throwing them back

9:25 am CDT, Jun 24, 2012 | By T.J. Maglio

We found Randy Howell fishing a hard bank on the Minnesota side, working a frog with short twitches around laydowns and overhanging grass.

 

He hadn't had a fish until he pulled up on this bank but has caught five since he's been here. He kept one 3 pound plus and a couple others that were 2 1/2 pounds.

 

The other two were around 2 pounds, and he threw them back. About throwing keepers back, Howell says, "It made me real nervous the first few days, but today 2-pounders aren't gonna help me anyways, so I'm not too worried about it."

He also thinks the water coming up on the rocks is going to help his bite as it should open up more flooded cover.

We're gonna go try and chase down Rick Clunn and Bill Lowen.

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