I’m riding along with Masayuki Matsushita, winner of Bassmaster Central Open at Sam Rayburn. He has been saying he can’t believe he is actually fishing the Bassmaster Classic.
It has been a long-time dream of his to fish at the Classic. After seeing a video of Toshinari Namiki, the first international angler to fish a Classic, back in 1997, Matsushita was inspired and thought it would be cool if he could fish it too.
He mentioned that had a regular 'open tournament' feeling until yesterday, but since going through registration and briefing and with the whole town welcoming Classic anglers, Matsushita says that feeling has changed. He is hoping to get few big bites. Looking for a big W this week.