Dakota Lithium Pro Taku Ito Takes Home His Second Blue Trophy

Taku Ito powered by DL 36V 60Ah

Team Dakota Lithium Pro Taku Ito Takes Home His Second Blue Trophy On Smith Lake

Dakota Lithium Pro Taku Ito takes home his second blue trophy at the Bassmaster Elite on Smith Lake, AL, with a four-day total of 58 lbs! It was a close race, and Taku secured the win late on Championship Sunday by landing a 5-12 spotted bass. That fish earned him the biggest bass and biggest bag of the tournament.

We also want to celebrate Jay Przekurat (powered by DL+ 12V 135Ah), who fished his third Championship Sunday in a row, clinching third place, as well as Cooper Gallant (powered by DL+ 12V 135Ah) with his sixth-place finish.

Dakota Lithium is the choice of champions and the official lithium battery of Bassmaster.


The Rookie of the Year race remains a close contest, with John Garrett steadily closing the gap on Trey McKinney. JT Thompkins has moved up to third place, earning significant points by finishing in the top 10 at Smith Lake.

Dakota Lithium is proud to support the future of fishing as the Official Sponsor of the Bassmaster Rookie of the Year.

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