Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Bass Oreno

I like 'Bass Oreno' very much, but I may have bought too many of them. 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Low water

Since we have little rain these days, my favorite ponds around here are evaporating. The water level is getting lower and lower in this pond as well.

The fishing today was very slow, and I caught one each small bass with Chugger Spook and Zara Spook. They both were very small, but even tried to eat my lures. 
In the evening, we had thundershower for about 2 hours. I hope this rainfall will resume the water level and stimulate fish activity.

Today's tackle:

ABU 5500C (1982), Mr Don FS-60, Daiwa's line 16lb (clear), Chugger Spook, Zara Spook, Wounded Spook, Lucky 13, Big Hedd, Gamefisher, Bassassin, etc.

Monday, August 22, 2011


We went to Lake Biwa to enjoy camping. Unfortunately, the weather was bad and we had to stay there with a lot of raindrops.
I found schools of small fish (sweet fish, Ayu), but bass were very slow. I fished for a very short time and got skunked. 
This is the only fish I caught, Hasu in Japanese (Three-lips in English, Opsariichthys uncirostris). 

Our dog likes to swim and to be on the bow of my canoe. He was very interested in all the ball-buoys on the water.

It was a lot of fun to take underwater pictures. Our daughters also enjoyed to take pictures and to be taken pictures.  

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Two small bass

I fished in two ponds today. One of my recent favorite lures is Heddon Gamefisher, a vintage wooden 3-piece jointed lure. How beautifully it is painted, and how actively it moves on the water! I could catch no fish with it today, but I'd like to keep trying.

Today's tackle:
ABU Royal Gold LE & Daiko PBC-56L, Stren 12lb (Hi-Vis Gold), Jointed Jitterbug, Heddon Gamefisher, Zara Spook (2nd), Chugger Spook, Wounded Spook, Bass Frog, etc.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Chugger Spook in PS color

It is a little windy today, maybe because of the typhoon No.9 which is now hitting Okinawa.
I left my house at 03:40 and started fishing before the sun rose. I could not get even one bite for about one hour, so I moved to an inlet area of the pond where I expected cooler water. I long-cast a Chugger Spook (purple scale color) and slowly retrieved it. Then, when I quickly changed the speed of dog-walk actions (faster tempo), this fish (3-1/2 lb, 48cm) pounced on it like a savage beast just before my eyes. I guess she responded reflexively to my actions. I kept fishing for another couple of hours, but I got no more hits and bites.

Today's tackle:
ABU 5500C (1982), Fenwick 2054 (restored), Daiwa's line 16lb (clear), Big Bud, Wounded Spook, Chugger Spook, Lucky 13, Zara Spook, etc.