Randall Tharp

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“The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.”

--Famous quotation, dubiously attributed to Mark Twain

 

“The coldest I’ve been in a damn bass boat was the last Classic at Hartwell.”

--Famous quotation, attributed to just about anyone who was there in March of 2015.

You Can't Stop Them, You Can Only Hope to Contain Them

You Can't Stop Them, You Can Only Hope to Contain Them

Just prior to announcing their 2018 Elite Series schedule, B.A.S.S. announced a new rule that would prohibit qualified anglers “from soliciting or intentionally receiving any information about the locations of fish or fishing areas on those waters,” beginning as soon as the schedule was made public. As Randall Tharp wrote, this should “level the playing field,” favoring the best anglers over the best information gatherers.