Sunday, October 30, 2011

Achieving my goal of this week

I finished running 75 km this week, totaling more than 200 km during this month. Good long distance. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Work out

It's getting cooler and cooler, and now is a good season for workout. Last week I ran a total of 60 km, and I'd like to run 70 km or longer this week. Speaking of running, I have recently started to read a book (essay) written by Haruki Murakami, titled as 'What I talk about when I talk about running'. I seldom read his novels, but did know he keeps running for years. What I'm reading now is written in Japanese, and it is so interesting that I would like to read an English edition as well next time (I've just ordered from Amazon). He ticks off what I'm feeling when I'm running. Just accurately...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Slow fishing

Too slow! It was lucky for me to catch some (three) fish, but all were very small.

Today's tackle:
ABU Record 5000 (BLK), Phillipson Challenger (9055 rebuilt), Stren 14lb (clear), Chugger Spook, Zara Spook, Smithwick Devil's Horse, etc.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Yellowtail fishing

Today, I went yellowtail fishing in the Seto Inland Sea for the first time this fishing season. It was so windy that we felt difficulties to let jigs fall down to the sea bottom. Even in 30-40 m depth area, we had to use 150-180 g (5-6 oz) jigs to touch the bottom. A huge fish bit my jig early in the morning (though I didn't notice it at first), and I could almost catch it, but it had gone to deep sea by bending my Gamakatsu hook at odd angle (nearly straight). My fight was a little too strong, after I reeled the leader line into the spool. I could kick myself for making a heedless mistake!

A couple of minutes later, my friend caught another big fish, 1 m long, maybe 11-12kg or heavier, yellowtail. Too huge fish! It was one of the biggest live yellowtail I've ever seen. As for my result, only fish I caught was a Japanese Spanish mackerel (65.5cm in fork length, just above the big one in the picture).

Friday, October 14, 2011

Toby or

not Toby: that is the question.

ABU Toby is one of my favorite spoons. I've just made a list of my stock and counted how many I have. Now, I find I have almost one hundred. Some are new on old ABU board, and some are in fishing condition. I'm feeling it is too bad that the smallest one (4g) is already discontinued, though more than half of my stock are in that size.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sea bream fishing

Sea bream fishing has been kind of difficult for me, but today, how lucky I was, I could catch 5 of them. It was just too good for me. I also caught a horse mackerel and some other breams. While we're fishing, the captain of the fishing boat caught many swordtip squid (Loligo edulis) using artificial jigs, and he gave them to us. The species is very delicious and one of my favorite squid to eat.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Go east, get wet

I went east, and got almost wet to the skin in the rain. As always, I expected a bonanza, but the weather did not take my part. I caught a nice bass with a Zara Spook (VRB) early in the morning, and another small one with a Timber Rattler (NBL), but could not catch any more. I hope to go out for bass fishing several more times before this season is over.

This old Original Zara Spook (VRB) is in a swayback shape, and always works very fine. I picked it up from my old tackle box to cast for the first time in these years. I have five or six of them in the same color, but this well-used one is my favorite.

Vegetation community was still very good in the water, and I could imagine many fish among it when I closed my eyes......Hopefully.
Today's tackle:
ABU Ambassadeur black 5500C(1981) & Fenwick Boron-X 953 (rebuilt), Stren 14lb., Zara Spook, Timber Rattler Minnow (w/ a tail prop), Chugger Spook, Wounded Spook, Gilmore Jumper, etc..

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Two too-small bass

They were very active and lusty, but TOO SMALL.

Today's tackle:
ABU Ambassadeur black 5500C(1981) & Fenwick 2053, Stren 14lb., Chugger Spook, Wounded Spook, Dalton Twist, etc..