Tulsa, Okla. – Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957, continued its domination of America’s tournament-fishing circuit as Lowrance Pro Takahiro Omori won the Bassmaster Elite event, held February 8-11 at Alabama’s Lake Martin. Lowrance had good representation at the event with seven boats in the Top 12, four of those placing in the top five. In addition to Omori, Lowrance Prostaffer Roy Hawk took second, Adrian Avena was third and Luke Clausen finished fifth. Andy Montgomery took seventh, Dean Rojas was tenth and Dustin Connell rounded out the Top 12.
“Usually when we schedule a tournament for early February, it’s in Florida and the fish have already spawned,” said Omori. “But schedule-wise, coming to this lake, this time of year, is very good for me.”
Omori’s discovery of a shallow spot behind a small island during Tuesday’s practice made the difference for him at Lake Martin. He fished that same spot throughout the event, only moving off of it when the bites slowed down on the final day. He capped the tournament with a 14-pound bag on the final day to finish with a total weight of 59 pounds, 8 ounces, and a $101,000 payday. It was his seventh victory on the B.A.S.S circuit, pushing his career earnings past the $2 million dollar mark.
“We at Lowrance are excited for Takahiro and proud to produce products that help anglers like him win tournaments on the professional fishing circuit,” said Leif Ottosson, CEO, Navico®. “All of our innovation is focused on helping anglers from all levels get the most out of their time on the water. Whether a long-time pro, rookie or weekend recreational angler, we want to help all anglers find more fish.”
(photos courtesy of Bassmaster.com)