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After living in the United States for 15 years, I came back to my hometown Matsue, a small city in the western part of Japan, in November 2014. I imposed a simple rule on myself. Use only American saltwater lures for at least one year and report what they catch...... When a year had passed since then, I decided not to lift this ridiculous restriction. I am still using only American lures.(2014年11月、15年間のアメリカ生活を終え、島根県松江市に帰郷した私は、自分自身に一つのルールを課しました。少なくとも1年間、アメリカのソルトルアーだけを使い、釣果を報告すること......。そして1年が経過した時、私は、この馬鹿馬鹿しい制約を解除しないことに決めました。今もまだ、アメリカのルアーだけを使っているのです。)

Sep 15, 2016

(No. 206) No Fish at Ohashi River (大橋川にて釣果なし)

I did not post anything yesterday, but actually I went to Nanbo, a breakwater in Etomo Harbor, in the evening. My busy work schedule has not allowed me to go fishing in the morning. I have to start working as early as possible, and only when I manage to make some free time in the evening I can go fishing to a nearby spot. Yesterday I did not catch any legitimate fish at Nanbo. I accidentally caught a baby Japanese Spanish mackerel with an Offshore Angler Big Shot. Unfortunately the lure hooked on the body of the small fish.
Today I went to the Ohashi River before sunset. I primarily used my Guppy Lure’s 2 oz. Mini, one of American pencil poppers that I have. The lure splashed noisily through the surface, and some baby Japanese sea bass got so excited that they started their onslaught. However, the target of their attack was not the lure. They were attacking the splash that the lure made. The fish were almost as big as the lure or even smaller. Probably they thought the lure was one of them and it was chasing and biting baitfish in the splash. They were trying to bite phantom baitfish.

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