Famous Burlingtonians

Bob Izumi - Professional Angler - TV Host

Bob Izumi is a professional angler, author of several books and the host of Bob Izumi’s Real Fishing Show. In 1979 Bob Izumi became Canada’s first full-time professional fisherman and in over three decades of competitive fishing Bob has won more than 70 major events. He has won multiple Angler of the Year and Team of the Year titles and he is the only Canadian angler to win the Triple Crown of fishing; capturing the Canadian Open, the Classic Championship, and Angler of the Year title in a single season. In July, 2011, Bob won his first major championship in the USA when he captured first place in the Everstart Series 1000 Islands tournament.  His magazine Bob Isumi’s Real Fishing is published four times a year.  Izumi Outdoors Inc. has been located in Burlington for over 30 years.