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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 25, 2016

(No. 209) No Fish at Saruwatari in Nonami (野波の猿渡にて釣果なし)

Yesterday I tried new fishing spots in Udo, Izumo City. Today I went to a familiar spot, Saruwatari in Nonami, Matsue City. I had planned to wake up at 4:30 a.m. and go to one of familiar fishing spots without wasting any time, in order to cast lures as many times as possible and catch a yellowtail amberjack. The plan was perfect, but I hugely overslept this morning. I woke up about 7 a.m. First, I went to Sanami Harbor. I found many cars at a parking space around the harbor. Sakitaka-hana in Sanami was my candidate, but the spot was already crowded. Then, I drove to Saruwatari in Nonami.
I was almost sure that I would see a few cars parked at a parking space for Saruwatari, but when I arrived at the space around 8 a.m. there was no car at the space. Brushing away many big and beautiful cobwebs with a stick, I walked down to the spot (I took pictures of a spider and a cobweb. Can you recognize them?). Saruwatari was beautiful this morning as usual, but the sea was too calm for fishing. There were many baitfish around the spot, but nothing happened to my lures. The sea was so calm and peaceful that I gave up fishing and enjoyed swimming. The water was still very swimmable. Now that the water temperature dropped a bit, it felt even more refreshing than in July or August. I remembered that the water temperature in the Sea of Japan was so high this summer that a kind of warning was issued by fisheries specialists.

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