Saturday, February 29, 2020

First bass in 2020

It was lucky to be able to catch bass on a bissextile day, though I didn't know how to say this term in English (just a leap day?). Two bass are more than I expected yesterday.


Sunday, November 24, 2019

Lazy blogger

I've been too lazy renewing my weblog. Here are pics of my fishing activities in Sep-Nov. 2019.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Go back to basics

Today, I went back to my basic bass fishing. I used my favorite heddon lures, old ABU reel, and Phillipson rod. I caught a total of three bass, and enjoyed a lot.

Today's tackle: ABU Record 5000 (BLK),Phillipson Pacemaker PC-56, Stren clear blue (14lb), Heddon Crazy Crawler, 210, Magnum Torpedo, Original Zara Spook, Chugger Spook, Lucky 13, Southbend Bass Oreno, Fred Arbogast Jitterbug, etc. 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Late summer bass

I took a day off and went fishing to catch the first bass in this month. A big rainy front has been staying around here, and we have much rainfall this week. I prepared more light-colored lures than usual.

In the first pond I visited, I caught a couple of bass but all were small.

Then, I headed to another pond that I have never been to before. I had a difficulty to find a route to go there, but finally got there. Water quality was nice there, and almost half of the water surface was covered by aquatic plants. As soon as I re-started fishing, a nice blackish bass hit my Pop R.

I changed lures to a Heddon Zara Spook, and cast it to a different spot surrounded by floating weeds. Another nice one with a yellowish belly quietly took my Zara Spook into its mouth, and I set a hook hard. It was a hard fighter with a big tail, but I finally caught it.

I wanted to enjoy fishing more, but I had to stop fishing due to hard rain with occasional thunders. Better be safe than sorry.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5500C (BLK),Phillipson Pacemaker PC-56, Stren clear blue (12lb), Fred Arbogast Jitterbug, Heddon Chugger Spook, Lucky 13, Wounded Spook, Zara Spook, Rebel Pop R (P70), etc.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Fishing in June-July

Small ones except for one that I caught with a Pop R (P70). Nothing to say more...


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.