by Karen Hall
With a name like Laker, you’re destined to fish. Right?
Laker Howell from Guntersville, Alabama is a rising star in the high school fishing world. This active high school senior credits being home-schooled “all my life” for allowing him more time to fish “than most of the other kids get to”. Thanks to the Tim Tebow Bill passing in Alabama (which affords the opportunity for home-school students to participate in school sports), Laker became part of the Guntersville Wildcats his Sophomore year.
Laker went into his first high school fishing year with a specific goal in mind – to make it to nationals. After a near-miss loss on Lake Eufala cost he and his partner a trip to the national championship as sophomores, he was more determined to step up his game and make it the following year.
Laker’s goal of qualifying for the national championship was realized at the central open on Lake Hartwell his junior year where he fished solo (his partner was unable to attend that tournament), and placed 6th out of 160 boats.
Laker is the son of Randy and Robin Howell. He has committed to attend Bryan College in Dayton, TN and looks forward to fishing in college, while studying business and marketing.
Laker was one of the early users of the Bass IQ High School Fishing App, posting in the Bass Chat newsfeed, and participating in this new social media platform for high school and college anglers. He wins a $500 college fishing scholarship, a personalized portfolio, and a chance to win a $2000 scholarship in May 2019.
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