Megabass USA, the North American arm of Japan's foremost innovator of specialized fishing tackle, announced the composition of Megabass' 2011 pro staff. The highly accomplished team includes Aaron Martens, who will fish the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series, the PAA Series and the FLW Opens; Luke Clausen, who will compete on the FLW Tour as well as in the FLW Opens and the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens; and Randy Blaukat and Shinichi Fukae, who will fish the FLW Tour, the FLW Opens, and the PAA Series. The four tour-level pros will be actively involved in product development, working closely with Megabass engineers to develop products tailored to the needs of anglers in the United States.
West Palm Beach, FL - Reins Fishing announced today that it is partnering with Bassmaster Elite Series anglers Bill Lowen, Ott Defoe and Cliff Crochet to promote its line of tungsten products. Reins is Japan's top tungsten supplier.
After 18 months of collaboration between three-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier Bill Lowen and the engineers at IMA Lures in Japan, will release the Square Bill at the upcoming Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans, where Lowen will compete.
It occurred to me that during the four or five months that I have written this blog I have said very few things about the Elite Series anglers or the people around it.
This BASS reporter's rundown of all the activity in this fall's tournaments.
I went to interview Elite pro Morizo Shimizu, one problem. He only speaks Japanese. So we needed someone who could speak in him, and then turn around and speak in me. Seigo Saito, a photographer for Bass, turned out to be that person.
In this article, you will read how Elite Series pro Kotaro Kiriyama made two Japanese anglers' dreams come true by establishing the American Dream Tournament.
In this photo gallery, you'll find images detailing a chronological history of pursuit of the world record largemouth bass since the 1920s.
International Game Fish Association will announce its decision regarding the world record application of Japan's Manabu Kurita.
The most sought after record in all of fishing has been broken ... almost. Technically, Manabu Kurita's 22-pound, 4.97-ounce largemouth bass from Japan's Lake Biwa is now tied with a bass nearly 1 ounce lighter caught more than 77 years ago in rural Georgia.