Monday, October 24, 2016

Nice box

Today, I received some lures from a good US friend of mine. I'm happy with them, and let me show you them.

Storm Shallo Mac lure in fluorescent rainbow color (Storm color code: #68). This looks like a saltwater fish named as 'rainbow runner'. 

An old rotary topwater bait named 'Top Kick'. I know nothing about this bait, but it looks like a bug and I believe good for summer topwater fishing.

A nice crisp box for Heddon 9540 (Chugger Spook) was also enclosed. This box is marked for CRWS color. How lucky I am, I have one without a box in my collection!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Impompatible hobbies?

I ran 30km yesterday, and, maybe due to muscle fatigue, I couldn't get up early to go fishing this morning. I should have scheduled them in the reverse order, and gone fishing first!

Anyway, I could spare one hour or so in the afternoon, and went out for a short time drive to  enjoy floating on the water surface. I didn't expect a bass because it was a daytime fishing under sunlight condition, but I was lucky to catch a small one with my Chugger Spook. Size didn't matter at all.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000 De Luxe, Fenwick Lunker Gear LGX 38C, Stren Hi-Vis Gold 12lb, Chugger Spook, Pico Pop, etc. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Seasonal event

We went for an offshore fishing. It has become a seasonal event for these 20 years, though typhoons sometimes get in the way of us in fall. We had a very sunny calm day today, and enjoyed a lot. I could catch more than 10 different species (all are very good to eat) and make my cooler box full. It was one of the largest catches for these years, and I'll have a hard time tomorrow to clean all of them.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

By a nose

I'm going to run two marathon races, one each in November and December. I decided to work out harder from this month, and finish my weekend morning fishing as early as possible.

I did change lines with big expectation last night.The water levels in lakes and ponds in our area have got almost full due to rainfalls during last month. Groundlessly, I was very excited to have a good fishing.

I always want to start fishing before the first light of dawn, and started fishing around 05:30 (it's getting much later than summer!). I visited this pond for the first time in this one month. As soon as I started fishing, I noticed sobering reality just upon myself. I got no bites from fish at all! I was afraid no bass located near shore but off shore area. I change my lures many times, but only one reaction from fish was a faint knock on my Zara II from a small fish (maybe a bluegill).

I almost gave up catching a bass, and fished the last plain shore area partly covered with glass. I cast a Pico Pop just near the shore and slowly gave it two dog-walk actions. All at once, a big blowup! I set a hook and reeled without thinking anything. It was a nice autumn bass full of energies. I paid my respect to this powerful register. I felt very happy to be able to catch a bass by a nose. As soon as I got home, I changed clothing and jogged 20km in the morning.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000 De Luxe, Phillipson 3M B7L1 custom, Stren Hi-Vis Gold 12lb, Heddon Zara II, Chugger Spook, Zara Spook, Crabwiggler, Big Hedd, Whopper Stopper Hellcat, Pico Pop, etc. 

New camera

One of my cameras was broke the other day, and I replaced it. I was wondering which to buy, an sports-action camera or a conventional waterproof one, but I find I like ones that I can hold with my hands when I take pictures/movies. This  time, I bought an Olympus TG-4.

Today, I used it outdoors for the first time. It can take bright pictures even under dark conditions, which I feel very fine as I often fish before the sun rises. Moreover, I'm impressed with the performance of movie recording, which is much improved compared to my old cameras.

Even clipped-out pictures from videos are beautiful enough, if you want to use them just for your blog. This is one from the video above. I'm really pleased to buy this camera.

As for fishing, we had much rainfall in September, and most waters around here are full and have got muddy. I could catch some bass but all were small.


Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000 De Luxe, Smith Super Striker GO-103 w/ STTS grip, Daiwa Sight Surf #4, Heddon Crabwiggler, Chugger Spook, Wounded Spook, Whopper Stopper Hellcat, etc.