Saturday, September 26, 2009

Got skunked

I DON'T want to believe there are many huge bass in this lake! It was very beautiful morning, and the water surface was calm (usually very good for topwater fishing), but I caught no fish there.


On the way back from the lake, I happened to go through a river. When I looked into the water surface from a bridge, I found a couple of bass cruising and chasing small fish. Immediately, I cast this Chug Bug, and one of the bass was quick to bite it. This is the first time for me to catch a bass with Storm Chug Bug, though some of my good friends say "Chug Bug is a live bait."

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ill-ordered collection??

Today, I'm trying to set my sub-major collections to rights. It takes so much time to clean up all the tackle boxes. It seems almost impossible!

Such as "Wood lures",

"Bass Oreno",
"Pico Pop",
"Hula Popper",
"Meadow Mouse",
"Tiger", and so on and on...
When in the world can I get into my major collections???

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Paw Paw Mouse

Here comes a new addition to my mouse lure collection. Paw Paw Mouse, it has a flocked body and a thin thread tail. So cute, isn't it?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

New shoes

I had been thinking to renew my running shoes. Yesterday, I bought two pairs, one for daily pace- and LSD-running, and the other for build-up and shorter distance running. Today, I wanted to try them right away and went out to run about 19 km in the early morning. I felt them not so bad.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rainy-day fishing

The weather forecast said, "You'll have rain in the morning." I decided to go out with my rain wear, expecting good fishing. The sky is very darkish, even after the dawn. At first, I tried Heddon Zig Wag, but had no hits. Then, I changed the lures to Heddon Chugger Spook, and I caught a small bass with it.
In the next pond, it started to rain, and the water surface became choppy. I tied a prop bait, Heddon Wounded Spook in BF color. When I cast it just near a fallen tree, a bomb exploded on the water. the rod I used was so light (Mr. Don PC 50B travel rod with a replaced Fuji handle) that I could enjoy the fight a lot. A nice fall bass (about 43-44 cm, 1.2kg).

Saturday, September 5, 2009

It's already September

Today, I woke up 4:00 AM and drove to some ponds to enjoy float-tube fishing. We had little rain these days, so water quality was not so good. As I was afraid, the fishing was very slow.
video

This was the only fish I caught. Small one (30cm in total length or shorter), but I am happy to manage to take a video of it. The lure was Heddon Zara II in GRA color (I replaced the line-tie hardware from the chin to the nose, just like the 1st Zara Spook). As you can see, I gave it three actions and then it was pulled into the water.