Friday, May 31, 2019

Chugger Spook YBS

May is going to be over before I know it. I went fishing for only one hour early in the morning to catch the last bass of this month.

I started with Heddon Big Bud and Dalton Twist, but soon changed to Chugger Spook (YBS, yellow with black spots), which I sharpened hooks of. I like these Chugger Spooks manufactured in the early production era very much, because their buoyancy is a little different from later ones. Anyway, I could caught a bass (not so big) with the YBS Chugger Spook, and I'm satisfied with the result. Now, I'm in rush to go on a business trip...


Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5500C (BLK),Phillipson Pacemaker PC-56, Daiwa Sight Surf, Heddon Big Bud, Dalton Twist, Chugger Spook, Lucky 13, etc.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Heddon SOS

I took a makeup day off today, and went fishing. I headed down southern area of our prefecture, about one-hour drive from here. I expected a good fishing, but as usual reality was much worse than expectation. While I fished from the dawn until the noon, in a total of 5-6 ponds, I got only two small bites and caught only one bass with an old Heddon SOS (wood prop bait). It was a nice fat bass, but I wanted to catch a couple of more...



Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5500CA, Fenwick Iron Hawk 62CLJ, Daiwa sight Surf #5, Dalton Twist, Heddon SOS, Wounded Spook, Chugger Spook, Lucky 13, etc.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New era fish

It's the first day of the new Imperial era of Japan today. A cold front passed through our area yesterday and kept raining through the night. I almost gave up going fishing when I woke up, but I had a second thought that the storm may have activated big bass.

The result was awesome. I got skunked in the first pond, and got a couple of SMALL ones in the second one. Anyway, they were new-era fish for me, and it was much better to go out for fishing than to stay home or to go to work.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5500CA, Fenwick Iron Hawk 62CLJ, Daiwa sight Surf #5, Dalton Twist, Heddon SOS, 210, Chugger Spook, Wounded Spook, Pico Pop, etc.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Dalton Twist and Heddon Basser

It was too windy and cold last night, so I was afraid I won't be in the mood to go fishing, but when I got up at 03:30 am, I felt the weather get much calmer. I decided to go fishing, and immediately prepared.

The fishing was much better than I expected, I could catch two nice bass with a Dalton Twist in hot tiger color. It is a noisy type bait, but I used it just like a pencil bait. I cast it, waited until the water ripples disappeared, and then gave it dog-walk actions slowly. I took longer pauses than usual before I knew it, then both bass hit it during the pauses.

I was almost about to go home, but I found a small roll of water surface in a little far shallow area. I headed there, and long-cast a red head Heddon Basser. As I suggested, it was a bass and I could catch it, too. This bass may be the smallest during this fishing season for me, but I like this way of fishing going with my gut.


Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur Mag II, Mr Don 'Dog Fighter' MW59N, Daiwa Sight Surf #5, Dalton Twist, Heddon Basser, Rebel Jumpin' Minnow, etc.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Early morning fishing

Nothing to complain. Heddon Chugger Spooks are my go-to baits, of course.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur Mag II, Daiko Prestage PBC-56L, Daiwa Sight Surf #5, Heddon Zara Spook, Chugger Spook, Jointed Jitterbug, Musky Jitterbug, etc.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Zara Spook, again

I expected a good fishing, as it's now a spring tide during spawning season for bass. However, what I caught today was one bass that hit my Zara Spook early in the morning. What most fishers think would be the same as I, and I saw many other fishers in each water I visited. I gave up keeping fishing before  09:00 in the morning, and went back.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5500C (black), Fenwick Fenglass 2053, Daiwa Sight Surf #4 (yellow), Heddon Zara Spook, Lucky 13, Musky Jitterbug, Gilmore Jumping-G, Pico Pop, etc.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Another nice one

Again, I went fishing for a short time early in this morning. When I was preparing for it last night, I put only a couple of pencil baits in my tackle box. Then I woke up this morning, watched the sky from the window, and I noticed it'd be much calmer than I expected. I added more pencil baits in my box before I left home, which resulted in a good fishing.

Yes, I caught a nice bass with an old Zara Spook. This female bass hit my bait after a longer spell of my slowly-steadily actions. I guess she was watching bait from the bottom of the pond, and finally rushed at it. She was a beautiful 5 pounder bass, and I'm feeling too happy still now.


Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5500, Fenwick Fenglass SP634, Daiwa Sight Surf #5 (yellow), Heddon Zara Spook, Lucky 13, Musky Jitterbug, Pico Pop, etc.