2012 Elite Series - All-Star Semi-final Lake Shelbyville - Decatur, IL, Sep 20 - 21, 2012

Meet the All-Star field

5. RANDY HOWELL

Nickname: None

Age: 38

Hometown: Springville, Ala.

Height: 5-11

Weight: 165

2012 Elite Series Stats

AOY rank: 5th

Best Finish: 2nd at Oneida Lake

Bassing Average: 4.9615 (7th)

Average Bass Weight: 2.9099 (15th)

B.A.S.S. Career

Appearances: 211

Wins: 1

Prize Money: $1,077,327.00

AOY Titles: 0

AOY Best Finish: 5th in 2009 and 2012

Bassmaster Classic

Appearances: 10

Wins: 0

Best Finish: 11th in 1999 on the Louisiana Delta

Notes

Howell is remarkably consistent and solid. It looked like 2012 would be his breakout year (he made a run at Angler of the Year and nearly won his first Elite Series event on Oneida Lake) and it could be yet with a win at All-Star Week. There's no question that he has the talent and has paid his dues. He's ranked in the top 10 in the AOY standings five times in his career.

6. MATT HERREN

Nickname: None

Age: 49

Hometown: Trussville, Ala.

Height: 5-10

Weight: 225

2012 Elite Series Stats

AOY rank: 6

Best Finish: 3rd at Bull Shoals Lake

Bassing Average: 4.8000 (tied for 28th)

Average Bass Weight: 2.9391 (12th)

B.A.S.S. Career

Appearances: 57

Wins: 0

Prize Money: $361,710.31

AOY Titles: 0

AOY Best Finish: 6th in 2012

Bassmaster Classic

Appearances: 3

Wins: 0

Best Finish: 7th in 2010 on Lay Lake, Ala.

Notes

He may be 49 years old (and the oldest angler in the All-Star Week field), but Herren is an up-and-comer. This was his best year in the Bassmaster Elite Series, by far, and he's got all the skills to do well in All-Star competition. Herren has a well-deserved reputation as a master with a spinnerbait, but it was versatility that made him an all star.

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