Japanese angler Shinichi Fukae doesn't speak English, but his fishing skills lose nothing in translation. The Osaka native recently made professional bass fishing history by becoming the first person to win angler of the year honors in two countries: Japan in 2003, and the United States in 2004 on the Wal-Mart FLW Tour. Guido Hibdon, who also fishes the FLW Tour, says, "My hat's off to the guy. First time I met Shin, it was six days before I knew what color his boat and van were because he left so early and came back to the campground so late. He sleeps in his van. That's how hungry he is to win." F&S caught up with Fukae, 32, and spoke with him through an interpreter.