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South Dakota Angler Ted Takasaki Wins International Walleye Tournament

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Former tournament angler, hunting and fishing guide. Inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing "Hall of Fame" in 2017. Active member of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW), Past Executive Director (AGLOW). Howey has been an outdoor communicator since 1980 with his award winning syndicated "Of the Outdoors" columns appearing in magazine, newspapers, and tabloids throughout he upper Midwest and nationally.

November 3, 2022

SIOUX FALLS, SD – (October 18, 2022) – South Dakota professional walleye pro, Ted
Takasaki, Sioux Falls, SD, along with his partner, Dave Randash, Dilworth, North Dakota,
claimed a 1st place victory at the prestigious Winnipeg River Greenback Championship
sponsored by Lund Boats. This tournament was held on the Winnipeg River out of Pine Falls,
Manitoba, Canada. They were crowned the winners on October 16, 22 after two grueling,
cold, windy, and wet days on the water.

Their catch was anchored by a 30-inch, 8.5-pound giant Greenback walleye! Takasaki and
Randash caught 8 walleyes which weighed 37.03 pounds while smashing the 2nd place team by
over 5 pounds! It’s the 2nd international win for the Takasaki Randash team.
“Ted is a national Hall-of-Fame angler, an expert on walleye fishing, and we are excited about
Ted and Dave’s excellent victory at the Lund sponsored Winnipeg River Greenback
Championship.” – Lenn Scholz, President, Lund Boats

Takasaki has been a successful, professional walleye tournament angler for over 30 years. He has been
featured in many national outdoor magazines, conducted hundreds of walleye seminars across the Midwest, hosted
numerous TV shows and is considered to be one of America’s leading walleye and multi-species fishing experts.                   “I’m super stoked about our 1st place victory! This win will be a great opportunity for us to encourage young anglers to             get into the sport of competitive fishing!” says Takasaki.

Ted’s sponsors include Lund Boats, Mercury Outboards, MinnKota Motors, Humminbird Electronics, JT Outdoors Rods, Fish-On Rod Holders, Gamakatsu Hooks, Offshore Planer Boards, Skinzit Fish Skinners, & amp, Interstate Batteries.
For FREE Ted’s Tips on fishing, follow Ted on Facebook: or watch his Ted’s Tips show on KELOLAND TV

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