With time running out quickly, Tharp sped down to the far end of the riprap. He won't have far to go to get back to the ramp, so it's almost all fishing time. Playing the percentages in a spot where he has lots of big-fish history.
Bass were first planted in Japan in 1925 by Akabishi Tetsuma. He imported 90 largemouth from California to Ashino Lake.