Palestine, Texas pro Shin Fukae became a two-time winner at Champlain Saturday by taking first place in the pro division of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open with a three-day catch of 56 pounds, 13 ounces.
The distance from Shin Fukae’s native homeland to Lake Champlain is 6,530 miles. Not one mile of it stood between the Japanese pro and a dream he set out to reach 10 years ago.
Anglers waiting to weigh in at Northern Open on Lake Champlain
Follow tournament leader Scott Siller as he fishes the final day of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open #2 presented by Allstate on Lake Champlain.