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SHINICHI FUKAE

2014 Cheez-It Pro Angler

United States

PALESTINE, TX

  • Career Earnings:  $ 1,259,200
  • Career Tournament Wins:  3
  • Career Top-10 Finishes:  18
  • Total Events Fished:  107
  • CUP Appearances:  9
  • Years as FLW Tour Pro:  11
11 LBS

0 OZ

29 LBS

0 OZ

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Walmart FLW Tour - Majors and Forrest Wood Cup
Year Rank Tourneys
Fished
# Wins # Top
10s
FWC
Finish
Earnings
2014 14 7 24 $ 64,000
2013 68 6 $ 15,837
2012 42 7 15 $ 59,655
2011 13 7 2 33 $ 80,845
2010 9 6 49 $ 60,956
2009 23 7 1 14 $ 56,000
2008 18 7 1 42 $ 54,600
2007 2 7 1 59 $ 79,500
2006 15 7 2 4 4 $ 356,000
2005 99 6 $ 12,000
2004 1 7 3 14 $ 103,800

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WHO IS SHINICHI FUKAE

Fukae began competing on the FLW Tour in 2004 and promptly won the coveted Angler of the Year title. He nearly repeated the feat in 2007, but fell just short of catching Jay Yelas by 20 points. Fukae has amassed more than $1 million with FLW and has qualified for the Forrest Wood Cup almost every year, only missing the cut his second year on Tour. In 2006 he became one of the few anglers to win two Tour events in one season (Lake Okeechobee and Beaver Lake).

Fukae, the only person to win Angler of the Year titles in two countries (U.S. and Japan), loves to finesse fish and calls Lake Champlain his favorite body of water. Fukae is accompanied by his wife, Miyu, at every event. She is often seen taking photographs whenever Fukae is near and has a collection that can rival any professional photographer. Fukae’s most memorable fishing moments was winning AOY his rookie year (2004) as well as his first FLW Tour win on Lake Okeechobee in 2006. Fukae calls Kevin Van Dam his hero and enjoys cleaning his boat, truck and motor home when he’s not fishing.

Japanese fans can follow along with Shin's blog at: http://ameblo.jp/fukashin-blog

FUKAE @ A Glance
  • Favorite bait
  • Yamamoto Shad Shape Worm with Gamakatsu G-Finesse Swivel Shot
  • Career highlight
  • Winning the 2004 FLW Tour Angler of the Year
  • Hometown
  • Palestine, Texas
  • Favorite body of water
  • Lake Champlain

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