Saturday, October 21, 2017

Baby bass

I tried Excalibur lures I recently tuned. They're productive, but it seems smaller baby bass hit before big ones try. I caught a total of four, but all were tiny bass.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Bought a bunch

When I happened to drive in an area in my city yesterday, I saw a notice of "bargain" on an outer wall of an old fishing tackle shop. I decided to go into it, and picked up a bunch of lures and two rods. I couldn't believe the prices of Excalibur Spit'n Image lures (JPY 330 each) and Scum's frog buzz (JPY 110). I seldom cast spinnerbaits, but Bosh's ones were my favorite in the 1980-1990's, so I bought them as well for my sense of nostalgia. 

After I got back, I cut the straight handle of one of the rods (Fenwick Iron Hawk rod), which I don't like, and replaced with what I have in my collection.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Natural color?

We have a lot of rainy days and rainfall this month, and the water color has got muddy in this pond. I could catch a bass with one of the lures I re-drew by myself.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

More re-drawn lures

I made more...

Sunday, October 1, 2017


I bought some One-knocker and Rattlin' Zara Spooks about 6-7 yeas ago, but have not caught any fish with them. I decided to tune them last night, and finished one of them. I was feeling their natural frog color was too simple, so I re-finished it by copying after an old one. I didn't like their decal eyes, either, and I hand-drew the eyes. I hear many tournament fishers like these new Zara Spooks and have caught a lot of huge bass. I'd like to try one, too.



September has gone

I went fishing a couple of more times during September, but couldn't catch any big ones. I just wanted to keep some pictures for records.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Too many fishers

I started fishing at 05:00 am today, caught two bass with a Heddon Magnum Tiger (RHF, red head fish flash color). I almost caught another bass with a Moto Shad (spring-powered shad) that I cast for fun, but it went away before I tried to land it.  

It's getting cooler, and many fishers seem to want to go fishing now. While I was fishing in a pond, five or six fishers came in one after another. I don't like to fish in a jam, so I finished my fishing earlier than I expected.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000, Phillipson Royal RC60, Daiwa Sight Surf #4 (orange), Heddon Super Spook, magnum, Tiger, Gilmore Jumper, Cotton Cordell Crazy Shad, Moto Shad, etc.