Darren Izumi lands a personal best 7.2-pound smallmouth bass to set tournament record on Lake Ontario.
Darren Izumi, son of legendary Canadian TV personality and tournament pro Bob Izumi, hit pay dirt on Day Two of the Kingston Canadian Open of Fishing when he brought a monster 7.2-pound smallmouth bass to the scale.
The three day tournament, held on Lake Ontario, attracts the best of the best – and for Izumi, this fish was his best to date.
According to an email the elder Izumi sent to Bass Fan, the fish was spotted in 14 feet of water – and ultimately was caught from the back of the boat while dropshotting a 3-inch Berkley Gulp! Fry. The monster smallmouth bass set a new tournament record.
Coincidentally, both father and son weighed in identical 22.20 pound weights on Day Two. Darren finished the tournament in 12th place while Bob placed 5th. Steve Voros was the overall winner with a three day total weighing 67.05 pounds.
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