The Japanese Are Coming!


When you watched Bass Tournament Fishing 30 years ago who would ever thought you would see someone from Japan doing good? You see pros from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Italy, Canada, Mexico and Japan. I mean who even knew they fished for bass?

Well now, you see some of the best anglers from Japan and they are doing great!

A couple of names comes to mind like: Takahiro Omori and Morizo Shimizu.

Why are these two doing so good lately and what is their secrets? Well, for one they fish mostly high pressured lakes and second, they know what the fish are striking on and feel more comfortable when fishing on lakes that are less pressured like here in the United States.

Just look at Omori, this 34 year old has 5 1st place finishes and 4 second place finishes. He has 22 top ten finishes, 34 top 20 finishes and 56 top 50 finishes. That’s good in anyone’s book. He has caught over 2,943 lbs pounds of fish in just 146 entries. His career earning are over $800,000.00 and that my friend, is over $5400.00 for every tournament he has been in. Recently he was name “Citgo Angler of The Year”.

Then we have Morizo Shimizu, who caught 30 pounds of bass his last day at Lake Guntersville. Morizo is from Suita Osaka, Japan and is 34 years old too. We are going to be seeing a lot more of this man, I am sure. Morizo came in second at Lake Gunterville by 1 pound of fish.

Charles E. White has fished for almost 50 years for bass from California to Florida. In his lifetime, it is estimated that he has caught over 6,000 bass. His biggest bass is a 12 pound 14 ounce that hangs on his wall in his office.

Charles has helped many new anglers start their bass fishing careers. While he likes to fish for pleasure he has fished with the Pros in Florida.

His website about fishing for bass is at: []

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Author: Uzumaki Naruto

Expert tips before traveling Japan, including reviews of Japanese food and restaurants to help you make your trip as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.

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