Saturday, May 29, 2010

Landing net

I've been looking for a handy landing net and was wondering if I should buy a Gudebrod EZ-Fold Fish Landing Net. It is nice but the handle is made of cheap plastic. This year, I happened to know a Japanese fishing tackle company started to sell similar nets. Their products come with wood handles and look beautiful. I attached a retractor and wading belt on the case, an now I'm ready to go out.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Calm rain before a storm

The weather forecast said it would rain calmly before a storm, so I could not wait to go out. I fished one hour just during 4:30-05:30 in the morning just before going to work. It was lucky to catch a fish in such a short time fishing.

My breaths were so deep just before catching the bass. Just let me offer excuses, I'm a runner who always breathe from the abdomen .

The lure was Bass Oreno. I wondered which color to cast first, yellow or red head, and I decided to tie this one first.

Today's tackle (I used my favorite ones today):
ABU Record, Phillipson Master M60, Stren 14lb (Clear Blue), Southbend Bass Oreno, Heddon Zaragossa, Pico Plunker, Harrison Bass Frog (2nd), etc. Again, the waders Simms G4Z worked perfectly.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Chugger Spook

I caught this fish with a Chugger Spook (XRY color) at 04:44 near a fallen tree. Not so big, but very fat, presumably a female bass. It was a good first step early in the morning, but I caught no bites and no fish after it. I'm afraid this slow fishing was maybe because of the cold weather during this week.

Today's tackle:
ABU Royal Plus (4600FL), Mr Don MW59N w/Fui cork grip, Stren 14lb (gold), Heddon Chugger Spook
. Today, I tried my new Simms G4Z waders. I custom-ordered one with larger stocking-foot, and they worked perfectly for me.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Fished small fish

It's been warm and sunny this weekend, and we went fishing with our daughters. We used live bait (a kind of sandworm, Ishi-gokai) to catch Japanese sillago (left column in the picture), which is called 'Kiss' in Japanese. Our daughters enjoyed catching them, and after we're back they did a painting and then cooked them.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Heavy sinking minnow

These are my favorite heavy sinking minnows named 'D-contact' made by SMITH LTD. A few days ago, I bought one with a loach color (middle) and found a pair of strange black paint on the side of the lip. I carefully watched them and noticed they're whiskers (vibrissae). Nice paint, aren't they?

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Zara Spook

I woke up at 03:00, early in the morning (my wife says it is mid-night), and went fishing. I got skunked in the first pond, and then went to another. There, I could catch this nice bass with a Heddon Zara Spook in GRA color, which is one of my favorite lures. It was very lucky that the tail hook of the lure was hooked at the best place of the fish, the hard part of the mouth (side of the upper jaw).

Today's tackle:
ABU Royal, Fenwick SP634, Stren 14lb (gold), Heddon Original Zara Spook