Saturday, September 9, 2017

Too many fishers

I started fishing at 05:00 am today, caught two bass with a Heddon Magnum Tiger (RHF, red head fish flash color). I almost caught another bass with a Moto Shad (spring-powered shad) that I cast for fun, but it went away before I tried to land it.  

It's getting cooler, and many fishers seem to want to go fishing now. While I was fishing in a pond, five or six fishers came in one after another. I don't like to fish in a jam, so I finished my fishing earlier than I expected.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000, Phillipson Royal RC60, Daiwa Sight Surf #4 (orange), Heddon Super Spook, magnum, Tiger, Gilmore Jumper, Cotton Cordell Crazy Shad, Moto Shad, etc. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

For the first time in a month

I caught bass for the first time in a month. I got a total of five bites, and caught two (one with a Pico Pop and one with a Cotton Cordell Crazy Shad). One hit that I also got with the Crazy Shad should be that of a big one, as it fought so hard and rushed into a lay-down to escape. It successfully went away from me, and I felt sorry not to be able to catch it. Anyway, I'm happy to enjoy fishing after the injury of my ankle.  

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000 DeLuxe, Phillipson #705, Stren Hi-Vis Gold 14lb, Heddon Zara Spook, Chugger Spook, Gilmore Jumper, Pico Pop, Cotton Cordell Crazy Shad, etc. 

Monday, August 7, 2017

Twisted my ankle

I went for a 26-mile trail running yesterday, and twisted my right ankle when I went downhill. As soon as I got back, I cared it by icing and taping, and I went to see a doctor today. I got my foot in a plaster cast the doctor made, and have to rest at least for a couple of weeks. OMG!


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Another good fishing day

I could enjoy another good fishing today. It's too happy for me to be able to catch five bass in a day with topwater lures.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000C, Fenwick Iron Hawk IM7 IH62CMLJ, Stren Clear-blue 14lb, Heddon Original Zara Spook, Zara II, Gilmore Hoodler, Smith Strike Frog, etc. 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Hula day

I took a day off today and went fishing. It's high summer now, and I believe poppers and chuggers are best for this season. I first caught a nice bass with a Chugger Spook before dawn.

Then I changed lures to a Hula Popper in orange/red coachdog color, and kept using it with so called "slow and steady" method. This surprisingly worked fine, and I got a lot of bites.

I felt greatly pleased to be able to catch multiple fish, but for some reason I decided to keep fishing a little more (maybe it clouded over). I cast it just near a fallen tree, waited until all the water ripples disappeared, and gave popping actions very slowly and steadily to irritate bass. A big bang! A big bass grabbed my Hula Popper, and rampaged to put up a great battle. I immediately felt it was the big fish I had to catch by all means. It fought hard, but I finally caught it. It was a 4 or 4-1/4 lb class nice bass (my season's best).

After I caught this fish, I tried Original Zara Spooks I've recently got. They also worked fine, and I could catch more bass. It was a great fishing day to be able to catch a total of eight bass (and a bluegill) in a day.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000C, Phillipson #705, Stren Clear-blue 14lb, Heddon Chugger Spook, Original Zara Spook, Fred Arbogast Hula Popper, Pflueger Globe, etc. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Long trail

I ran and walked 43km (approximately 27 miles) through the trails of Rokko Mountains today, as one of the workouts for the ultra-marathon in Sep. Too exhausted.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

One bass with Pico Pop

It's been too hot these days. I could catch only one bass with a Pico Pop that my good friend gave to me the other day.

I recently got some nice lures, and I tried them for fishing today. One of them is an Original Zara Spook in MG (Musky Gold) color. When I got it, a lot of glitters were over-coated by the previous owner over the original paint, and I had a hard time to remove them. I finally cleaned it and now it looks very similar to the original one. MG is one of my favorite colors in Heddon lures, and I like this lure very much too.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5500CA, Jackson BB Now BN-160ML w/ STTS grip, Daiwa Sight Surf #4, Heddon Original Zara Spook, Chugger Spook, Lucky 13, Pico Pop, Harrison Frog, etc. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

After hard work

I was too busy working during this past weekdays, but it's Saturday today. I got up before 03:00 am and of course went fishing.

I got some bites, but this is the only one I could hook up. Though not so big, but this bass showed a super nice blow-up on my Pico Pop. The color name of this lure is "Gold Bass", by which I could catch a nice gold bass. Perfect!

On the way back home, I fished another pond just for fun. There, a small green bass bit my gold bass bait. I could have a nice fishing Saturday today.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000C, Phillipson #705, Stren Clear-blue 14lb, Heddon Zara Spook, Chugger Spook, Lucky 13, Pico Pop, Harrison Frog, etc. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The mountain in labor

I climbed a hill area on foot carrying my float tube to find a clear pond, but this is only bass I caught.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000C, Phillipson #705, Stren Clear-blue 14lb, Heddon Chugger Spook, Zara Spook, Lucky 13, etc. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Muddy water after heavy rain

We had heavy rain yesterday, and I was afraid ponds and lakes around my place got muddier than usual. Not surprisingly, water conditions I visited were too bad. In the first pond, I got no bites just before I finished fishing there. I was using chartreuse and hot tiger lures to match the muddy condition, but it didn't work at all, so I changed to a black one, Heddon Wounded Spook in XBW color, to enhance contrast. Then, I could finally got a hit and could catch a small bass in the last spot I cast. 

In the second pond, fishing was slow, too, though only bluegill were active. They pecked my frog a lot of time, and I was confused to see which one was that of bass. When I set ha hook hard, a small bluegill was hooked with a single hook of my frog. This was the first time in my fishing life to catch a bluegill with a single-hooker weedless frog.

By the way, I recently bought a new fishing tool. It is a portable case for wasted lines. I always put wasted (cut) lines in my tackle box, and had to clean it after I get home. This tool is nice to keep both your box and field clean!


Today's tackle: ABU Amassadeur 5000C, Fenwick Boron-X XC-554, Stren Clear Blue (14lb), Jointed Jitterbug, Heddon Zara Spook, Zara II, Lucky 13, Wounded Spook, Harrison Super Frog, etc. 


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Crazy Crawler

It's in the middle of rainy season here, and I like fishing under calm rain condition. It was about to rain this morning, and I couldn't but go fishing before going to work. All I could spare for fishing was only one hour, so I started with a fast-moving bait, Heddon Crazy Crawler. Just about 10 minutes after I begun, a big blow-up occurred and this nice bass hit my bait. It was a good fighter, and I had a hard time to catch it. It took much longer than usual but finally I could catch it. Nice fat bass, isn't it?  

Today's tackle: Shakespeare Sigma, Jackson BB Now BN-160ML w/ STTS grip, Daiwa Sight Surf #4 (yellow), Heddon Crazy Crawler, Southbend Bass Oreno, etc.