Kazuki Kitajima 日本語はこちら Age 26 Hometown Gifu, Japan & Fayetteville, AR Education University of Arkansas
- Sam M. Walton College of Business
B.S.B.A in Marketing Management
emphasis on International Business Fishing Strength Jig,crankbait,shakyhead Towing Vehicle Chevrolet Express 3500 Boat Ranger 461 VS + Mercury EFI 150hp Hobbies Baseball, snowboarding,
saltwater fishing, karaoke Sponsor Nishine Lure Works, Geecrack
2009 TBF National Championship Qualifier
2008 Berkley Conservation Institute College Angler of the Year
2008 Boat U.S National Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship 1st place (with partner Bodie Drake)
2007 BFL Ozark Division Point Standing 8th place
2007 Ranger Owner’s Cup Table Rock Lake 9th place
(with partner Tad Kardynalski)
2006 BFL Ozark Division Lake Truman 4th place
2006 BFL Ozark Division Grand Lake 1st place
Bio - Samurai Dreamer
“I pursue my dream and believe my passion toward my dream
drives me to handle any challenge. With a Samurai’s mind set of
loyalty and frugality, I have the strength to dedicate myself
to my goal and sacrifice things toward that goal.”
I discovered bass fishing at the age of 11 with my friends,
and I fell in love with it. When I was in high school,
I accidentally won a high school championship with no practice
and became absorbed in competitive fishing.
Around that time, I saw a TV show that talked about
bass tournaments in America. It was nothing like I had ever seen
and made me dream about becoming a professional bass fisherman
After graduating from high school in Japan, I moved to the
United States to chase my dream. Arkansas was a place to be
for developing my fishing skill while going to college.
I started out as a non boater who would go ask whoever I saw
at boat ramps to tag along and made lots of fishing buddies.
With the help of my family and friends, I got my first bass boat,
a 96 Ranger 461VS and started fishing tournaments
as a boater in 2006.
In 2009, with my desire to learn about Florida bass fishing
for future tournaments, I moved to Miami where I currently work
in an international seafood company.
My dream has always been the same, and I am making every effort
I can think of to catch my lifetime dream.