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Shin’s Drop-Shot Setup

Shin’s Drop-Shot Setup

First thing you’ll notice about Shin Fukae’s drop-shotting is the pace. A slow soak might occasionally fit the bill, but that’s far from his norm. READ MORE »

Fukae Honored with Sportsmanship Award

Fukae Honored with Sportsmanship Award

It was called one of the greatest acts of sportsmanship seen in the sport. On Wednesday night, Shinichi Fukue was recognized for it. During the honorary Forrest Wood Cup pre-tournament dinner for the qualifiers, Fukae was awarded the Forrest L. Wood Sportsmanship and Community Leadership Award from the namesake of the trophy, Forrest L. Wood. The award recognizes the individual who displayed overall commitment of sportsmanship and community leadership, on and off the water, by displaying ethical behavior, upholding integrity, class, selflessness, conservation efforts and kindness to others. READ MORE »

Wendlandt Receives Helping Hand

Wendlandt Receives Helping Hand

Not to discredit Clark Wendlandt’s skills as a bass fisherman, but if it wasn’t for an extreme act of kindness on the part of fellow competitor Shin Fukae, Wendlandt wouldn’t be where he is this evening – leading through three days of competition at the Walmart FLW Tour event presented by Ranger Boats on the Potomac River. READ MORE »

Meet the New Noodlers

Meet the New Noodlers

Shinichi Fukae has stuck his hand down the mouth of a bass before, but generally speaking the bass is fairly docile. It’s different with catfish, though, as Shin learned last Sunday morning when he went catfish noodling with Wesley Strader and a few of his acquaintances on Watts Bar Lake. “I thought it would be fun, and it was,” says Strader, who set up the noodling trip after he and Shin missed the cut at the Walmart FLW Tour stop presented by Igloo Coolers on Lake Chickamauga. Participants included Shin and his wife, Miyu; Strader’s wife, Stephanie; wildlife officer Chris Combs; and Strader friends Julie and Jake Harrell. READ MORE »