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 angler 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.
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 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.”
For more information on Lowrance and its tournament-winning fishfinding technology or to locate an authorized dealer, please visit www.lowrance.com.
Photo courtesy of Bassmaster.com
About Lowrance: The Lowrance® brand is wholly owned by Navico, Inc. A privately held, international corporation, Navico is currently the world’s largest marine electronics company, and is the parent company to leading marine electronics brands: Lowrance, Simrad Yachting and B&G. Navico has approximately 1,500 employees globally and distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. www.navico.com