Click here to continue 1 / 30 Here, the winners from Lake Kitaura are in front of BassCat’s new building in Mountain Home, Ark., with BassCat’s Rick Pierce. 2 / 30 Takuya Hashimoto said that BassCats are still the fastest, even up in the air! 3 / 30 Here Ryo Shinotsuka sits in the upright Jaguar. 4 / 30 Hold on tight! 5 / 30 Here, Ryo is checking out different BassCat models as he’s looking to buy one. 6 / 30 The gang went to Colton’s steakhouse, and he took down the whole thing! 7 / 30 The team was provided a Puma FTD to fish the BassCat Invitational. 8 / 30 Here, Kiriyama talks to the team about Lake Norfork, offering tips on how to break it down. 9 / 30 The team begins fishing on Norfork. 10 / 30 Despite the cold, the team was all smiles. 11 / 30 Kiriyama points out shallow spots and other hazards on Norfork. 12 / 30 Ready to roll! 13 / 30 The team shopped at a nearby tackle depot and stocked up on baits and info. 14 / 30 Registration at the Ramada Inn. The team was accompanied by the Chief Editor of Lure Magazine, Michael Nomura. Nomura plans to write a story in Lure about the team’s journey to the U.S. 15 / 30 Here they get their boat number and rule book. 16 / 30 The grand prize for the BassCat Invitational was a 2014 BassCat Eyra, which the team was hoping to bring back to Japan. 17 / 30 Here are the team’s keepers from the first day. 18 / 30 At the tanks, the team was a little nervous and excited about getting on stage. 19 / 30 Here, Takuya meets his fishing idol, Mike Iaconelli. 20 / 30 While on the stage, BassCat pro John Crews interviewed the team. 21 / 30 The team speaks with BassCat’s Rick Pierce about their day on the water. 22 / 30 After Day 1, the Mountain Home, Ark., High School team provided the food. The pair was excited to meet the ladies. 23 / 30 Taku takes a picture in front of the girls and the food. 24 / 30 Here, some BassCat fans meet the team and pose for photos. 25 / 30 They were asked to sign hats. 26 / 30 At Mountain Home High’s gym, Rick Pierce gives away prizes as the team and Kiriyama watch on. 27 / 30 Kiriyama translates as the team is interviewed about their experience. 28 / 30 Strike King gave away some baits. 29 / 30 Here the team meets with Jan Pierce of Bass Cat. 30 / 30 A team from the Top 10 discuss tackle and tactics with team Japan.