Tharp just boated another fish, which did cull for him. Again, he said "these fish might be heavier than I thought. That looks like about a three pounder that I threw back." If that's the case, he might be pushing 18 or 19 pounds.
Back to the flipping thing. Tharp is averaging 7 or 8 flips a minute. That means he's making 420 flips an hour, 3,360 a day and over the past four day that means he's made 13,440 flips, not including the 2 1/2 practice days. His runs have been short, so he's not missing much fishing time. Icy Hot for the wrist, Randall? Thought so.