Wilderness Systems and Adventure Technology announced a partnership with 2014 Bassmaster Classic Champion Randy Howell. Like all bass fishermen, Howell is intrigued with the possibility of reaching the tight waters that hold the biggest bass. Waters often inaccessible to even jon boats, much less the big fiberglass mean machines the pros use on.
A top tournament angler, Howell is a 15-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier, a 2013 Bassmaster Northern Open Winner, a 2015 Bassmaster Northern Open Winner and, most importantly in the world of tournament bass fishing, the 2014 Bassmaster Classic Champion.
“I’m very particular and I like to use the best products available, and in researching all the kayak brands extensively, the Wilderness Systems brand stood out as the best for our bass fishing needs," said Howell.
"The freshwater fishing community has been and continues to be one that Wilderness Systems and Adventure Technology embraces fully, and we like to align ourselves with leaders in the sport," said Evan Lyendecker, marketing director for Wilderness Systems and Adventure Technology. "Our brands are all about premium performance, and a champion competitor like Randy personifies those ethos."
Wilderness Systems outfitted Howell with the A.T.A.K. 140, an advanced tactical angling kayak with an award-winning platform known for its stability and walkability. The A.T.A.K. 140 features Wilderness Systems' proprietary S.M.A.R.T. Hull Technology throughout the design that combines stability, maneuverability, acceleration, responsiveness and tracking for optimal performance in a range of environments. It is compatible with the Helix MD™ Motor Drive and paddles well in a variety of environments.
To reach the really tight water, paddling is the only way to go, so Adventure Technology outfitted Howell with the Oracle Angler, a high-performance fishing paddle with a Duraweave® reinforced tip for superior abrasion resistance.