Topics: Japan

BASS Reporter's Notebook

Sep 14, 2010

This BASS reporter's rundown of all the activity in this fall's tournaments.

Stranger in a strange launch

May 2, 2010

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.

Kota's new American dream

Feb 26, 2010

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.

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

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.