Duluth’s Sharaku “Shark” Kishida has been named to the 12-member B.A.S.S. Minnesota State Team after taking 10th place at the 2013 B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Tournament of Champions, held Sept. 5-6 on the Mississippi River at Winona, Minn.
Kishida, 38, is a member of the Duluth Bass Club. He is fishing and marine supervisor at Gander Mountain in Duluth.
No money is paid to top finishers at the Tournament of Champions, Kisihida said.
“This is the grass roots of tournament fishing,” he said. “It’s all about bragging rights.”
Kishida was born in Osaka, Japan, and came to the United States as an exchange student when he was 16. He attended North Dakota State University as an undergraduate and earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati, studying trumpet performance. He also plays trumpet in the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra.
Kishida has been bass fishing competitively for nine years.