• June 11, 2021

Manabu Kurita – Largemouth Bass World Record

Much has been written recently about Manabu Kurita, a 32-year-old trophy wolf hunter from Japan, about his capture of the new world record for largemouth bass.

In case you’ve been living in a cave, you caught a 22,311-pound largemouth bass on July 2, 2009, in one of Japan’s oldest lakes, Lake Biwa, a 165.00-acre lake, beating the record. 77-year-old George Perry.

It is illegal to return seabass to the lake in Japan as the Japanese government considers them an invasive species and is trying to eradicate them and the bluegill that reside there.

However, this has nothing to do with the attitude of most Japanese bass fishermen or Manabu Kurita towards this highly prized game fish.

Manabu is one of my closest friends and he has shown his dedication and honesty to me many times over the past year.

Many of you may have seen the article that recently appeared in Bassmaster magazine about Manabu Kurita and his trophy hunting tactics.

After this article appeared, I received a lot of feedback on his methods from all over the world, some good, some bad, but I will tell you now that there is no other bass trophy hunter alive today who is more dedicated and more committed to the search. and preservation of the trophy bass that my friend Manabu Kurita.

He is shy and modest and his honesty is very refreshing.

He has taken more giant sea bass in the swimbaits, the “Mother” in particular, that he designed himself, than most anglers could ever hope to see.

Before setting the new world record for largemouth bass this year, he already held the Lake Biwa record, with an 18-pound behemoth that he caught in 2008 in the “Mother” swimbait.

If you want to see all of Manabu Kurita’s photos, most of which cannot be viewed on any website, and speak to him in person, just visit the Northeast Bass Fishing For Trophy Bass website where he is a member and speak to he. in the forums. You will not be disappointed!

Congratulations to Manabu Kurita. He is a true trophy hunter dedicated to the pursuit of a world record low like no other. I am proud to say that in the last year he has become one of my closest friends. Another person who helps him a lot but does not receive any real credit is Reika Ishaguro who designs his website, communicates his thoughts and wishes to me and the rest. and he’s also a great fisherman in his own right.

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