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Ted Takasaki

Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD

Ted Takasaki is a Hall of Fame professional angler who won the prestigious the Professional Walleye Trail Championship in 1998. He still holds the all time tournament record for a one day limit of 5 walleyes, which weighed an amazing 53.2 pounds! He has been featured in many national outdoor magazines and has appeared on numerous fishing television shows. Ted is considered one of America’s leading walleye experts.

Who is your sponsoring dealer?

Swenson Marine

How many years have you been on the Lund Pro-Staff?

3 years

What's the highlight of your fishing career so far?

Being inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and winning the 1998 PWT Championship.

How long have you been fishing?

21 years professionally

What inspired you to become a Lund Pro-Staff?

When Lund decided to enter the fiberglass market, they came to me to assist in the design of the boat. I'm very happy and proud of the results. The Pro V 208Gl is one fine boat!

Can you tell us the largest fish you have ever caught?

A 54 inch Muskie from Lake of Two Mountains, Quebec Canada.

Where do you mostly fish and what tournaments can we see you in this season?

I fish all across the upper Midwest and will be fishing the FLW Walleye Tour and AIM tournaments.

What is the best fishing tip or advice that you ever received?

Fish the "something different". EG. Cabbage weed amongst coontail. Dirty water surrounded by clean water. etc.

In what ways are you involved in the angling community?

I will be addressing over 10,000 boy scouts this summer and giving them some advice on how to achieve your goals and reach for the American Dream.

Pick five words to describe yourself.

Positive, motivated, successful, empathetic, & attentive

What trait do you admire in people?

Humor and Happy

What was the best year of your life?

1998... the year I won the PWT Championship

What's your favorite model of Lund to fish out of? Why?

Lund 186 Tyee GL... this boat has an awesome layout and a tremendous amount of floor space. It has a dry and smooth ride.

Anything else you would like to say to our entire staff at Lund Boats?

It is a pleasure to be a part of the finest group of fishing professionals in the world. I am proud to represent Lund Boats and to promote Lund's legacy of quality and durability.

 

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