From Port St. Joe, Florida, Tharp is one of only two anglers currently competing on the Bass Pro Tour with both a Forrest Wood Cup trophy and a Bassmaster Elite Series title to their credit. Tharp, who won the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup in Louisiana, has amassed 11 first-place victories and 60 top 10 tournament finishes in his career, as well as over $2 million in earnings along the way. He was a MLF Redcrest qualifier in 2019 and 2020, so look for his winning streak to continue.
Hailing from Guntersville, Alabama, Howell is a 27-year veteran of professional tour-level fishing competition, and has amassed an impressive record of 50 top ten finishes in his career, with more than $2.5 million in winnings. He also won the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. Perhaps even more amazing is his dedication to charities-he’s helped raise over $1.8 million for King’s Home charity over the last 10 years through an annual giveaway of his tournament boat each season.