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Kotaro Kiriyama

Kotaro  Kiriyama

Info

Hometown Moody, Alabama
Age 43
Former Occupation Interpreter
Height 5' 5''
Weight 145 lbs.

Stats

Years Pro 14
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 19 (1) As of 10/31/2012
Career Earnings* $863,042 As of 10/31/2012
Current World Rank 145
Current Bassmaster Standing 95 (70 points)
Best Finish in 2014 33 - Lake Seminole, 3/13/2014
Best Finish in 2013 6 - Lake St. Clair, 8/22/2013
Last 3 Finishes 99 - Table Rock Lake, 4/3/2014
105 - St. Johns River, 3/20/2014
33 - Lake Seminole, 3/13/2014
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 6 (0) As of 10/31/2012
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 10/31/2012

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Ed Cowan "He won the Federation National Championship. I have a great respect for him. When I was in the New Jersey/New York area, he was dominating Federation tournaments. I learned techniques and the mental part of preparing from him."
Favorite Lake Champlain (NY/VT)
Least Favorite Lake Louisiana Delta (LA) "You have to run forever to get to one little spot."
Favorite Technique Topwater
Primary Fishing Strength Dropshot
Secondary Fishing Strength Pitching and flipping jigs
Boat Bass Cat
Motor Yamaha
Team Jackall
Fishing Sponsors Jackall, Shimano, Kanji, Gamma line, Owner hooks, DNA optics, www.ninjatacklebox.com
Non-Fishing Sponsors Adventure Advertising Agency, Host truck campers (Bend, OR), ExMark mowers, Torklift International
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Ford F250 (Jackall and Shimano)

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Sushi and Sashimi
Favorite Music Japanese music and American rock
Favorite Book/Movie DaVinci Code (book)/Godfather (movie)
When Not Fishing Plays golf and tennis, likes to read
Why He Fishes "I like the competitiveness, and I like to put myself into self-discipline. Also, I like to have some kind of goal to achieve."
Website www.ninjatacklebox.com
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
4/3/2014 BElite Table Rock Lake 99  
3/20/2014 BElite St. Johns River 105  
3/13/2014 BElite Lake Seminole 33  
8/22/2013 BElite Lake St. Clair 6  
8/8/2013 BElite St. Lawrence River 30  
6/20/2013 BElite Mississippi River 69  
5/9/2013 BElite Alabama River 75  
5/2/2013 BElite West Point Lake 79  
4/18/2013 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 91  
3/21/2013 BElite Falcon Lake 47  
3/14/2013 BElite Sabine River 64  
8/23/2012 BElite Oneida Lake 97  
6/28/2012 BElite Lake Michigan 21  
6/21/2012 BElite Mississippi River 46  
6/7/2012 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 62  
5/3/2012 BElite Douglas Lake 97  
4/19/2012 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 29  
3/22/2012 BElite Lake Okeechobee 96  
3/15/2012 BElite St. Johns River 98  
9/15/2011 FLWT Lake Champlain 134  
6/16/2011 BElite Lake Wheeler 50  
6/9/2011 BElite Arkansas River 71  
5/12/2011 BElite Lake Murray 87  
5/5/2011 BElite West Point Lake 71  
4/14/2011 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 39  
4/6/2011 BElite Lake Pickwick 88  
3/17/2011 BElite St. Johns River 93  
3/10/2011 BElite Harris Chain 79  
2/3/2011 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 145  
6/17/2010 BElite Ft. Gibson 82  
6/9/2010 BElite Kentucky Lake 35  
5/20/2010 BElite Clarks Hill Lake 27  
5/6/2010 BElite Lake Guntersville 89  
4/29/2010 BElite Pickwick Lake 84  
4/15/2010 BElite Smith Mountain Lake 36  
3/18/2010 BElite Clear Lake 36  
3/11/2010 BElite California Delta 35  
2/19/2010 BElite Lay Lake 16  
8/13/2009 BElite Oneida Lake 30  
6/11/2009 BElite Mississippi River 86  
6/3/2009 BElite Kentucky Lake 42  
5/7/2009 BElite Lake Guntersville 45  
4/23/2009 BElite Smith Mountain Lake 33  
4/2/2009 BElite Lake Wheeler 43  
3/26/2009 BElite Lake Dardanelle 93  
3/12/2009 BElite Lake Amistad 45  
2/20/2009 BElite Red River 50  
8/7/2008 BElite Lake Oneida 94  
7/31/2008 BElite Lake Erie/Niagara River 1  
6/26/2008 BElite Old Hickory 75  
6/12/2008 BElite Kentucky Lake 65  
6/5/2008 BElite Lake Wheeler 11  
5/15/2008 BElite Lake Murray 15  
5/1/2008 BElite Clarks Hill 35  
4/10/2008 BElite Lake Amistad 12  
4/3/2008 BElite Falcon Lake 31  
3/13/2008 BElite Lake Toho 68  
3/6/2008 BElite Harris Chain 71  
2/22/2008 BElite Lake Hartwell 7  
9/13/2007 BElite Lake Tohopekaliga 29  
8/23/2007 BMajor-l Lake Dardanelle 39  
8/9/2007 BElite Potomac River 75  
7/26/2007 BMajor-m Lake Oneida 31  
7/19/2007 BElite Lake Erie/Niagara River 2  
7/12/2007 BElite Lake Champlain 34  
6/21/2007 BElite Grand Lake 37  
6/7/2007 BElite Smith Mountain Lake 54  
4/26/2007 BElite Lake Guntersville 9  
4/19/2007 BElite Clarks Hill 66  
3/29/2007 BElite Clear Lake 69  
3/22/2007 BElite California Delta 90  
3/8/2007 BElite Lake Amistad 69  
9/14/2006 BElite Table Rock Lake 17  
8/24/2006 BMajor-l Arkansas River 52  
8/10/2006 BElite Potomac River 19  
7/27/2006 BMajor-a Lake Wylie 49  
7/13/2006 BElite Lake Champlain 26  
7/6/2006 BElite Oneida Lake 31  
6/15/2006 BElite Kentucky Lake 66  
6/1/2006 BElite Grand Lake 45  
5/4/2006 BElite Clarks Hill Reservoir 100  
4/20/2006 BElite Lake Guntersville 21  
3/30/2006 BElite Santee-Cooper 44  
3/16/2006 BElite Sam Rayburn Reservoir 66  
3/9/2006 BElite Lake Amistad 70  
3/31/2005 BT Table Rock Lake 128  
3/17/2005 BT Lake Norman 5  
3/3/2005 BT Strom Thurmond Reservoir (Clarks Hill) 52  
2/24/2005 BT Lake Guntersville 50  
2/3/2005 BT Harris Chain 157  
1/27/2005 BT Lake Toho 66  
3/25/2004 BT Santee Cooper Lakes 128  
3/18/2004 BT Lake Eufaula 140  
3/4/2004 BT Table Rock Lake 133  
2/26/2004 BT Lake Guntersville 149  
2/5/2004 BT Smith Lake 22  
1/29/2004 BT Harris Chain of Lakes 53  
4/10/2003 BT Clear Lake 58  
4/3/2003 BT California Delta (San Joaquin River Delta) 50  
3/20/2003 BT Santee Cooper 156  
3/6/2003 BT Lake Eufaula 146  
2/20/2003 BT Toledo Bend 121  
2/6/2003 BT Lake Seminole 2  
1/16/2003 BT Lake Okeechobee 24  
1/9/2003 BT Harris Chain of Lakes 158  
7/25/2002 BT* Lay Lake 36  
5/8/2002 BT Lake Eufaula 68  
4/10/2002 BT Lake Guntersville 131  
2/6/2002 BT Lake Seminole 4  
12/12/2001 BT Lake Toho 54  
10/31/2001 BT Red River 43  
8/22/2001 BT Lake St. Clair 9  
8/2/2001 BT* Lower Mississippi 26  


*BASS events (all events because BASS does not report Tour and Open earnings separately) and FLW Tour.

Biographical data last updated: 2/8/2013

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