Friday, December 30, 2016

Last fishing, cancelled

As always, we were planning to go to the last fishing trip on 29th Dec to enjoy jig-fishing in the Sea of Japan, but this year the weather didn't permit. It was too bad for us not to be able to prepare fresh fish for new-year dishes, but we have to give it up. I packed up my jigging tackle until next time.

Now, let me show you a few nice items I recently got.

The first one is a Musky Jitterbug in red coachdog color. This color is one of my favorites among Fred Arbogast lures, and I'm feeling very happy to be able to add one in my collection.

I also got a yellow coachdog one. I have had one (the back one), but got a variation in the same color code (near side one). I was not thinking these two would have the same color, but according to serious collectors of Fred Arbogast lures, the difference derives from the production eras.

I could renewed my cold-season waders during this off fishing season. I wanted a pair of stocking-foot ones, but it was very difficult to find them here. Then I decided to purchase rubber-sole ones instead. Due to large size of my feet, I had to choose XL, which is a little baggy around my body, but it's ok because I only use them in early spring and late fall. I'm looking forward to try them in the next fishing season (hopefully in March).

Saturday, December 3, 2016

December bass

I seldom enjoy bass fishing in winter but I tried it today, because I wanted to try a new rod handle (grip). I didn't get up so early and started fishing after the sun rose.

The rod handle (STTS 2016) is super, and the build-in metal core perfectly works to make the handle stiff. I felt no bentness when I cast, set a hook, and land a fish. Yes, it was too lucky for me to be able to catch a bass in this month, December! I didn't expect it, but I got very excited to see the big blow-up on the water surface. I've heard that body color of winter bass is beautiful, and so it was. 

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur MAG II, Smith Super Striker GO-103 w/ STTS 2016 grip (new), Daiwa Sight Surf #4, Bass Oreno, Gilmore Hoodler, etc.