Signature technique/strength: Finesse fishing Home waters: Tone River (Japan)
Favorite place to fish: Lake Kameyama (Japan) & Smith Lake (U.S.)
Career highlights: In just two seasons on the Elite circuit, Taku established himself as a star. His rookie year, Taku earned three consecutive Top 10 finishes and followed that up in 2021 with three more Top 10s, including his first career victory at the Bassmaster Elite at St. Lawrence River.
Did you know: Taku worked as a salesperson for rods and baits designed by Norio Tanabe, one of Japan’s most accomplished bass anglers.