Wednesday, May 31, 2017

It's almost June

It's almost June. I went fishing several times in May, but couldn't catch so many nice bass. I'd like to just leave some photos for my record.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Saltwater fishing

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Expected calm rain

I expected calm rain in the morning, which often works good (of course I mean good for my fishing!) during this season of the year. I got up before 03:30 am and went fishing.

It was very cloudy and the sky was low, but was not rainy. Aquatic vegetation in this pond grew thicker and thicker, but I had no bites around weeds at all. When I got to an open area with a fallen tree, I tied an Original Zara Spook (GRA, hot tiger color), and slowly but accurately cast it to the back area. When the water ripple disappeared and I gave it a few dog-walking twitches, BANG, a nice bass jumped aside to my bait with blowups. I thought my hooking was a little early, but I could set a hook. Then I did it again just to be safe, because my rod is light. I enjoyed fighting with fish, and finally could catch it.

After catching this bass, I visited another pond but could not any bites at all. Much worse, I swamped my reel by mistake. The water there was very clear, but I wanted to clean up and overhaul my reel as soon as possible, so I finished fishing before 07:30 am.

Today's tackle: ABU Ambassadeur 5000C (1975, beveled rims), Phillipson Pacemaker PC-56 (refinished, black thread), Daiwa Sight Surf #4, Heddon Original Zara Spook, Chugger Spook, Lucky 13, Magnum Torpedo, Wounded Spook, Dying Flutter, etc. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Took a day off and went...

I took a day off today and went fishing to a little far area from my place. In the morning, I had a very hard time to find a good pond. I visited a total of six, got some bites, but was skunked. In the afternoon, I decided I would never go home without catching a bass, and kept casting small shadow spots under trees. Finally, a nice bass hit my Chugger Spook(GRA) at 12:30 pm. I felt relieved to be able to catch it.

Before going to home, I visited another pond. The water was muddy and I saw a lot of carp mating in shallow areas. There, I could catch two more bass with a Dying Flutter and Pico Slasher. It reminds me, I got two nice reactions in the morning when I was using a Heddon Magnum Torpedo. It was too late for me to notice prop baits worked fine today.


Today's tackle: ABU Record 5000 (black), Phillipson Pacemaker PC-56 (refinished, olive thread), Stren 14lb (Clear/blue fluorescent), Heddon Chugger Spook,Zara Spook, Lucky 13, Zara II, Dying Flutter, Pico Slasher, Bass Oreno, etc.