Once you know the story, it's clear why Jacopo Gallelli says he was “born on the wrong side of the sea."
When a technique hits a body of water for the first time, it has the ability to trump the lake’s most prevalent winning techniques.
Looking back, it's not only the many foreign fishing destinations that drew me in; it was the people, too. Though there was a language barrier at times, it was clear we all had something in common.
Until that time, the largest fish I had seen in the wild was maybe 13 or 14 pounds. The Ikehara fish was clearly almost twice that size!
In 1987, the year I decided to go pro, B.A.S.S. held a team tournament on the St. Lawrence River out of Alexandria Bay, N.Y.
I've got a couple of big trips coming up. Las Vegas and Japan! Should be fun.
Japanese pro and lure designer endures global commutes in hopes of joining Elite Series.
With the conclusion of the 2013 Elite Series, the majority of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic field is now set. Forty-four of the 56 eventual competitors in the “Super Bowl” of bass fishing have been identified.
The field for the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series is set. With 102 top professional anglers from 25 states and Japan, the lineup is the strongest ever and the largest since 2008.
Bassmaster Elite Series pro David Walker, is in Japan and China in connection with work with one of his sponsors.