Click here to continue 1 / 32 At a free CastingKids event in Rogers, Arkansas, River Clunn, 10, Oakley Howell, 8, and Laker Howell, 12, found plenty of room on the front deck of Randy Howell's boat for all three to cast. Photo: Steve Wright 2 / 32 Alivia Avance, 5, of Rogers peers through her wind-blown hair and reels in her line to make another cast. Competition was for ages 7 to 18, but kids of all ages were welcome at the CastingKids event. Photo: Steve Wright 3 / 32 Chris Lane gets some casting tips from his new buddy, 4-year-old Matthew Kitts of Hindsville. Photo: Steve Wright 4 / 32 Haylee Jones, 13, of Lowell appears eager to learn from Elite Series pro Fletcher Shryock. Photo: Steve Wright 5 / 32 In addition to Shryock, Charlie Hartley (lower left) spent some instruction time with Haylee Jones before she stepped up to the front deck of Randy Howell's boat to compete. Jones, 13, also stepped up in class, to the age 15 to 18 age group, where she finished third. Photo: Steve Wright 6 / 32 Charlie Hartley entered skateboard competitions long before he became an Elite Series angler. At the request of Jerry McKinnis, Hartley got his skateboard out of his truck and performed a few tricks. Photo: Steve Wright 7 / 32 Hartley can still perform a few tricks on a skateboard, as demonstrated by a handstand he held long enough to capture with this photo. Photo: Steve Wright 8 / 32 After watching Hartley, Chris Lane gave the skateboard a ride. If this were bull-riding, Lane wouldn't have made the required 8 seconds, before he got thown. Photo: Steve Wright 9 / 32 River Clunn, 10, exhibits a characteristic that has long defined his father, Rick: concentration. Photo: Steve Wright 10 / 32 Grace Pullin, 7, of Rogers found that the front deck of Charlie Hartley's boat was perfect for demonstrating her song-and-dance skills. "I think she's going to be an actress," Hartley said. Photo: Steve Wright 11 / 32 Hunter Pullin, 5, of Rogers was captivated by all the technology found in the driver's seat of Charlie Hartley's boat. Photo: Steve Wright 12 / 32 Rick Clunn, his wife, Melissa, and their son, River, came to Rogers last Saturday so River could compete in the CastingKids event. River, 10, finished second in his age group and worked on his casting skills all morning long. Rick was on his way to Lake Dardanelle for the next Elite Series event. Melissa and River went back home to Ava, Mo., afterward. Photo: Steve Wright 13 / 32 Jonny Schultz (right) was part of the University of Arkansas bass fishing team that helped provide instruction. And Schultz got some fishing tips as well, from one of the all-time greats in the bass fishing world, Rick Clunn. Photo: Steve Wright 14 / 32 Bassmaster Classic champion Randy Howell tells a story that brings a smile to the faces of three University of Arkansas bass team members: (from left) Cody Chisholm of Crossett, Ark., Blake Kubiak, also of Crossett, and Drew Porto of Grapevine, Texas. The UA bass team helped score the competition. Photo: Steve Wright 15 / 32 Alexis Lee, 8, of Rogers gives her full attention as Fletcher Shryock provides the No. 1 key to casting. Photo: Steve Wright 16 / 32 Hunter Butler, 13, and his sister, Taylor, 16, of Gentry discuss some advice given by UA Bass team member Jonny Schultz (lower left) while they practice prior to competition. Photo: Steve Wright 17 / 32 Brianna Haas, 9, of Lowell concentrates on a cast during her practice session. Photo: Steve Wright 18 / 32 Jerry McKinnis demonstates how to cast for Noah, 7, and Caroline Pointer, 6. Photo: Steve Wright 19 / 32 Chris Lane gives some tips on pitching to Elijah Kitts, 9, of Hindsville. Photo: Steve Wright 20 / 32 Nevaek King, 9, of Pea Ridge wore her father's GoPro camera to capture her casting performance on video. Josh King, a Springdale fireman, said he always wears his GoPro to capture the highlights of frequent Ozark stream fishing adventures. Photo: Steve Wright 21 / 32 Will Starek, 8, of Rogers appears to be in deep concentration while competing Saturday. Photo: Steve Wright 22 / 32 Talan Hedges, 8, of Lowell came straight from spring football practice to compete in CastingKids. He took some lessons from Rogers Bass Club members Nick Vining (left) and Cory Whelchel. Photo: Steve Wright 23 / 32 Talan Hedges casts while official scorer Cody Chisholm of the University of Arkansas bass team observes. Photo: Steve Wright 24 / 32 Chris Lane provides some hands-on casting instruction for Daniel Danford, 9, of Lowell. Photo: Steve Wright 25 / 32 Aiden Avance, 7, of Rogers demonstrates his flipping technique for Rogers High School bass club members Nick Vining (left) and Cory Whelchel. Photo: Steve Wright 26 / 32 Charley Hartley helped this young angler put a fish in the livewell. Photo: Steve Wright 27 / 32 No one walked away empty handed from Saturday's CastingKids event in Rogers. The top three finishers in each age group received special awards. They are pictured here with the four Elite Series pros present for the event. (From right to left) Chris Lane, Haylee Jones (3rd, 15-18 age group), Randy Howell, Ethan Obenshain (3rd, 7-10), Charlie Hartley, River Clunn (2nd, 7-10), Corey Welchel (2nd, 15-18), Oakley Howell (1st, 7-10), Nick Vining (1st, 15-18) Trevor Brunson (3rd, 11-14), Fletcher Shryock, Isaiah Kitts (2nd, 11-14) and Laker Howell (1st, 11-14) Photo: Steve Wright 28 / 32 Everybody works at these events: Jerry McKinnis, one of three B.A.S.S. principle owners, prepares to push a loaded shopping cart as Angie Thompson, vice president for events and sponsorship activations at B.A.S.S., adds one more landscape timber to the cart after the CastingKids event Saturday. Photo: Steve Wright 29 / 32 1st and 2nd graders from Elizabeth Tucker Elementary participate in CastingKids. 30 / 32 Fletcher Shryock and Charlie Hartley talk to the kids... 31 / 32 ...and pose with a young fan. 32 / 32 Also in attendance was Bonnie Grimes Elementary, 3rd grade.