Friday, February 10, 2012

Walmart FLW Lake Okeechobee Day 2: Tharp Still Thumping!

By Luigi De Rose
Tharp hunting the lunkers with a flippin stick.
(Photo: Shaye Baker FLW)
Randall Tharp of Gardendale, AL, has finally shined his lucky charms. With a commanding lead, he is on pace to triumphantly win the Lake Okeechobee Open and break the 100 pound mark with 20 bass. Tharp has has many seconds, especially on the Big O. The last FLW EverStart held here a few weeks ago, he narrowly missed a win. If all goes well he should be able to claim the winners trophy. It sounds like big words but for a two day, 10 fish creel, his 63-13 pound catch is amazing. How amazing? Canadian legend, Bob Izumi was the last person to make the Top 20 cut with a two day total of 33-07. Randall's first day bag was heavier

by 2 ounces over Bob's two day total. That's right, Randall could have skipped today and still qualified to fish Saturday. Tharp isn't fishing to just make the cut, he is out for glory and nothing will satisfy his thirst unless it is first.

Top 5
1. Randall Tharp 63-13
2. John Cox 52-14
3. Brandon Mc Millan 47-12
4. Art Ferguson III 47-00
5. Steve Kenndy 44-04

Top Canadians
18. Jeff Gustafson 34-04
20. Bob Izumi 33-07

1. Spiro Agouros 32-15
2. Aymon Wilcox 26-13
3. Ralph Mulleins 26-07

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