Ted Takasaki

A top professional angler, Ted won the 1995 PWT Top Gun Angler Award and the prestigious PWT Classic Championship in 1998. In 2002, he smashed the all time, one day PWT tournament record with a limit of 5 walleyes that weighed 53.2 pounds. He's a leading walleye expert.

Tough Day

Posted by: Ted Takasaki under Fishing Updated: June 14, 2009 - 10:50 AM
Day three of the FLW tournament out of Leech Lake was disappointing as I was unable to catch an "over" 26 incher in order to make it into the day four top ten anglers.  I did catch a five fish limit of "unders", between 14 and 18 inches and ended up in 13th place.  This was good enough to keep my first place Angler of the Year standing which is great!

Tournament fishing is fun when things go well... not a whole lot of fun when they don't.  It's usually a long drive home when you do not have a good last day of fishing.  It's also quite exhausting as you are fishing from 7am to 6pm during practice with late nights of preparation and up earlier during the tournament itself.  It takes me a couple of days to recuperate after a weeklong tournament.

This was a fun tournament, though, as we caught a bunch of fish of all sizes and in many different spots.  My top three tactics were pulling spinners/crawlers on bottom bouncers, Lindy Rigging with large chubs, and jigging with X-Change jigs and a minnow.
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