Classic XXXIV (34), was held July 30 - Aug. 1, 2004 in Charlotte, North Carolina. When Takahiro Omori hefted the Classic trophy overhead, bass fishing crowned its first non-American world champion.
In a tournament dominated by drop shotting, a finesse technique that originated in Japan, it seems fitting that Japanese anglers are posting the strongest showing the Elite series has ever...
When passing nearby, Takahiro Omori said, "I've got 5. Maybe 15Lbs".
Takahiro Omori throws up a high five and says "I just made the Bassmasters Classic. Now I might catch 20 today!"
Photo by marshal Steve Freed.
Photo by marshal Steve Freed
Takahiro Omori is drifting past a red and white concrete marker in a very swift current. Seigo Saito tells me that Omori is drop shot fishing with a flipping rod.
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