Topics: Japan

World Record Bass

Feb 4, 2010

In this photo gallery, you'll find images detailing a chronological history of pursuit of the world record largemouth bass since the 1920s.

IGFA world record announcement live on Bassmaster.com

Jan 8, 2010

International Game Fish Association will announce its decision regarding the world record application of Japan's Manabu Kurita.

Japan's Kurita ties world record bass

Jan 8, 2010

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.

A New World Record?

Jan 8, 2010

Seventy-seven year record held by George Perry may be broken.

Japanese Tackle

Jan 5, 2010

Magazine editor James Hall gives you an inside look at the popular tackle used to catch giant bass in Japan.

2009: The Year in Review

Jan 4, 2010

2009 had some memorable records made and broken, take a look.

The rest of the story

Oct 23, 2009

Manabu Kurita told me the truth today about how, when and where he caught the pending world record bass. Every detail.

World Record Truth

Oct 22, 2009

IGFA is waiting for a response as of this writing from the Japanese Game Fish Association. There is a rumor that Kurita was fishing in a restricted area when he boated the giant bass.

Japanese have mixed reaction on World Record

Oct 20, 2009

In this article, you can read about the monumental size of Manabu Kurita's fish, being a reason to worry that the Japanese government may redouble its efforts to get rid of largemouth because of the species' impact on native Japanese fish.

Classic Countdown: 34

Jan 18, 2009

Our Classic Countdown number 34 story is really the most poignant of this series, and it exemplifies how much this sport and this competition means.

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