Kenta Kimura

Elite Series
Kenta Kimura


Years as a full-time pro angler: 11 Signature technique/strength: Topwater Home waters: Lake Biwa (Japan) Favorite place to fish: Lake Champlain
Career highlights: Kenta earned his way onto the Elite circuit via the 2020 Bassmaster Central Opens. Kenta’s highest Elite finish came at the 2021 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Lake Champlain (21), and he capped the 2021 season with a second-place finish at the Bassmaster Central Open at Grand Lake. Kenta won his first Bassmaster Open in 2022.
Did you know: In his native Japan, Kenta helped to found an organization dedicated to working with anglers, locals and government officials to keep shorelines clean and encourage proper use of life jackets.
Afton, Oklahoma
February 7, 1982