Obviously, there are lots of benefits to winning the Bassmaster Classic, but one that often goes overlooked is the fact that it qualifies you automatically to fish the following year’s Classic.
Basketball is an important part of life for the Howell family. Even though we live in Alabama now, Robin and I grew up in North Carolina, where a lot of people live and die with their team, whether it be Duke, the Tarheels, Wake Forest or NC State.
It’s been just about four months since the magical day at the Spring Creek bridge that led me to my Bassmaster Classic win, and the most frequent question I’m asked is how my life has changed since then.
Recently, during one of our many long days of driving, I started to think about how much can change in a short period of time as a pro angler.