For years, Randall Tharp has used a Rapala knife and cleaning table to prepare dinners of fish caught fresh from the sea. Now he’ll rely on the iconic brand to put food on the table in another way — throwing Rapala baits to win prize money in Bassmaster tournaments. The 2013 Forrest Wood Cup champion has joined Rapala’s pro staff.
Gluszek will fish the Bassmaster Northern Opens, competing on Virginia’s James River, New York’s Oneida Lake, and Lake Erie, launching out of Sandusky, Ohio.
This was a storybook event that couldn't have been scripted any better: Hometown kid, Mike Iaconelli, wins on a challenging bass fishery, the Delaware River, in front of a rowdy, passionate Philly crowd.
Bassmaster Elite Series rookie and 2014 Classic favorite Randall Tharp has signed onto the VMC and Trigger X pro-staffs.
Last week I participated in an outdoor writers' junket on Mille Lacs Lake in northern Minnesota.