I finished repairing my broken rod, and went out to check it. Not too bad, though I feel the rod blank became a little (very slightly) heavier. Anyway, it's good to be able to use this rod again. Could I catch a fish? Of course I got skunked.
Today's tackle: ABU Record 5000 (BLK), Phillipson Challenger (9055 rebuilt & repaired), Stren 14lb (Clear/Blue Fluorescent), Heddon Lucky 13, Gilmore Hoodler, Bass Oreno, Storm Shallo Mac, etc.
This is one of my favorite rods, but its tip was broken just after I started fishing in thisafternoon. I continued fishing with this broken rod (it was tough!), and got two bites but got skunked in the end.
I've caught a lot of bass including some unforgettable ones with this rod. I hope to repair it by all means during this coming off-season.
Today's tackle: ABU Record 5000 (BLK), Phillipson Challenger (9055 rebuilt), Stren 14lb (Clear/Blue Fluorescent), Gilmore Hoodler, Bass Oreno, Storm Shallo Mac, etc.
I'm afraid I'm a bad loser to finish this fishing season, and went fishing again this morning. I got only one bite, and caught one small bass with a Gilmore Hoodler. The blow-up on the water surface was so splendid that I expected a larger bass, but I had to face the reality. Anyway, it was good to catch a bass during this season, but not all good, I got wet owing to my old neoprene waders. I felt cold last time, so I changed my waders from Gore-tex to neoprene ones this time to keep my body warm. I should have paid much more attention to them, as it was more than 15 years ago that I bought them! I'd like to get new ones during this coming winter.
Today's tackle: ABU Record 5000 (BLK), Phillipson Challenger (9055 rebuilt), Stren 14lb (Clear/Blue Fluorescent), Gilmore Hoodler, Bass Oreno, Heddon Zara Spook, Lucky 13, etc.
I took a day off and went fishing again. It was a freezing morning due to radiative cooling under clear sky, and I had to fish with my gloves. Fish were slow as well as yesterday, and I had a hard time to catch bass. Fortunately, I could meet an active ones and caught two.
Just see the right top side of the video screen, and don't miss a nice blow-up in the later fall. I hoped a bigger one, but I won'tcomplain about size, which doesn't matter for me.
If you want to fish slowly-steadily during this season of the year, Gilmore Hoodler may be a go-to lure. It is well acted with your jerk, twitch, or even do-nothing but just making the prop slightly spin.
Today's tackle: ABU Record 5000 (BLK), Phillipson Challenger (9055 rebuilt), Stren 14lb (Clear/Blue Fluorescent), Gilmore Hoodler, Bass Oreno, Pico Pop, Heddon Zara Spook, Crabwiggler, etc.
We had warmer days during last week, and I had a chance to go fishing. Water temperature was still warm, and I caught some small bass with Heddon Pico Pop and Gilmore Hoodler.
It is a holiday today, and I went fishing again. Unfortunately, cold air system has been intensifying in our area, and we had a very cold morning. As I was afraid, I got skunked and got no reactions from fish at all! I had chores in the late morning today, so I got home before 08:00. It's the final phase of this year's bass fishing, I'd like to go out for fishing as often as possible.
Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000 De Luxe, Phillipson 3M B7L1 custom, Stren Hi-Vis Gold 12lb, Gilmore Hoodler, Pico Pop, etc.