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. 
BF=23/38/44

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. 
BF=22/37/42

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. 
BF=21/33/40

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. 
BF=20/32/35

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. 
BF=19/31/27

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. 
BF=18/30/26

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. 
BF=17/29/24

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. 

BF=16/28/23

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. 
BF=15/27/22