Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fishing with kids

We took our daughters to Awaji Island to enjoy fishing. This time we used live bait (sandworm, Ao-isome) so that they could easily had bites. They caught these small fishes by themselves, and we deep-fried them for dinner.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Late summer

The summer 2009 is about to be over. This morning, I went float-tube fishing in a couple of farm ponds near our place. It was cloudy, and I expected good fishing, but fish were very slow. I caught the first bass (about 30 cm) with a Heddon Zaragossa Jr. in MF color.

In another pond, it started to rain little by little, and this nice bass (45cm, 1.2-1.3kg) suddenly attacked my lure. She was very fat and a good fighter.

I believe wooden lures are better than plastic ones in the float-tube fishing. It is presumably because of the position of rod tip, which is often just above the water, and because of the short length of the rods I use. Wooden lures have generally larger specific gravity and easy to dive into wate under such conditions.

Friday, August 21, 2009

With a puppy

This time, we went with our puppy (6 months old, miniature schnauzer) and it was the first time for him to play with water. As we expected, he can swim before he learns! Our two daughters also enjoyed a lot playing with him.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

In a large lake in Japan

It was windy and I fished from my canoe in very little time. I also enoyed diving in the water and taking some underwater pictures. I found a large bass swimming slowly between weeds (see very carefully the picture below). I wish I could catch this one!

My fishing result was very poor. I caught 4-5 small bass with Cotton Cordell Boy Howdy.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Recently, I've got two very interesting lures from a good friend of mine. One is a Pico Chugnik (= Pico Pop) painted in two different colors on each side. The other is a Wounded Spook in BSO called 'Zara II Body' in Japan. Both are very difficult to find and I'm very happy to have them.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Poor result

The rainy season was finally over. It's been a while since I went out fishing last time, but today I could have a chance for a short time early in the morning. The fishing was very slow; I caught two catfish and one small bass.