Friday, September 16, 2016

Great escape

I took a day off today. I had a headache last night, and I was feeling bad this morning as well. However, I did go fishing anyway.

I first caught a small bass with a Gilmore Large Jumper before the sun rose. The bite was almost the same as the lure got to water.


I fished with a headache, and was thinking to go home as soon as I finished fishing this pond. I may have been lacking in concentration, and dropped this fish!

As you can see in the last slo-mo part of the video, this fish showed a great escape. It shook the head over the water, and admirably unhooked. The fish won, and I lost.

I caught a few more bass, but all were small. I couldn't continue fishing due to the headache, and I took a snap in my car. Now, I'm feeling much better.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000C, Phillipson 3M B7L1 custom, Stren Clear Blue 12lb, Gilmore Large Jumper, Heddon Chugger Spook, Zara Spook, Zara II, Lucky 13, CCBO Wiggle Fish, etc. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Too many fishers on Sundays

I almost always try to go fishing on Saturdays, because I see much more fishermen on Sundays. Most ponds I recently fish in are so small that I don't like to fish together with strangers at the same time.

I had some chores yesterday (Saturday), and couldn't go fishing. Today, I decided to go fishing and got up early in the morning. When I was trying to start fishing in a pond and inflating my floating tube, cars of fishermen came to the same pond one after another. I was discouraged and made up my mind to head my car to another one. I visited the second pond for the first time in these two months, and in the meantime a lot of Canadian pondweed were growing there. I had only a few weedless-type lures with me today, so I had a hard time to fish there.

I caught a small bass with a Chugger Spook in the half-light, but no fish followed after it. And what was worse, one of my fins was broken. I left the pond before 07:00 AM feeling so frustrated.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000 De Luxe, Fenwick Boron-X X-953 M (customed), Daiwa Sight Surf #5, Heddon Chugger Spook, 210, Snag Proof Moss Mouse, etc. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Two days in a row

It was too hot and humid last night, and I couldn't sleep well. We had some rain in the midnight, so I decided to go fishing again early this morning. Due to the typhoon, I expected stormy weather and I put more prop lures than usual in my tackle box.

When I started fishing, it was calm and windless. Nevertheless, I used prop baits most of the time today. When it was still dark, I chose a Wounded Spook in black shore color, and it worked fine.

About 30% of the pond was covered with floating vegetation, and I also fished with a weedless mouse lure (Snag Proof Moss Mouse). Another nice bass grabbed the mouse deep in its mouth. I had a hard time to catch it, as the fish dived into weeds, but I could finally caught it.

Some more small bass entertained my lures, Heddon SOS, Pico Slasher, and so on. I could get my kicks from today's fishing. Unfotunately, I left a SD card of my better camera in my house today, so I had to use spare ones, but I can remind all the blow-ups in my brain. 

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000 De Luxe, Smith Super Striker GO-103 w/ STTS grip, Daiwa Sight Surf #4, Heddon Wounded Spook, SOS, Lucky 13, Pico Slasher, Snag Proof Moss Mouse, etc. 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Another typhoon

Another one is now approaching, and according to the weather forecast it may hit our area.

I have chores today, but I could spare a couple of hours and went daytime fishing. Fish were too slow, and I got no reactions at all. I almost gave up catching a bass today, and decided to go home before it got dark.

Then, when I shot a look shallow area from a distance, I found something like a caudal fin on the water surface. I thought it would be a carp, but quietly long-cast a pencil bait just in case of a bass. I waited until all the ripples went out, and slowly started a dog-walk action. All at once, my bait got snatched away, and I set a hook before I knew it. The fish soon jumped out of water, and it was a bass, not a carp! It was bigger than I thought, and fought hard. This totally unexpected bass made me so happy today.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000 De Luxe, Fenwick Lunkerstik 2053, Daiwa Sight Surf #4, MH pencil, Legend Eyepopper, etc.