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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。)

Nov 26, 2016

(No. 229) No Fish at Ohtoko-bana (大床鼻にて釣果なし)

As soon as I got out of my car at the still dark parking lot of a convenience store in Izumo City, somebody talked to me. It was Xnastyxpunkx-san, who frequently makes a comment in this blog. He said he would meet up with Shun-san, who is another frequent commentator, and they would take a small fishing boat at Sakaura to get to a rocky isle in the sea. Xnastyxpunkx-san invited me to join them. It was very tempting, but I could not accept his offer due to my busy schedule after fishing. Instead, I drove to Ohtoko-bana as I had planned. 
When I arrived at Ohtoko-bana before dawn, there were already four fishermen at the spot, all of which were bait fishermen. I passed by the crowded spot and got to Kobanare, another fishing spot lying to the east of Ohtoko-bana. The waves were higher than I had expected. I cast my lures over the sarashi (churning white water) but no fish hit them. The waves soon got higher and stronger, and it made me worried that I would not be able to get out of Kobanare, which is actually separated from the shore by two narrow gaps. I had to quit fishing just after 8 a.m. On my way back, I asked one of the bait fishermen at Ohtoko-bana whether any fish was caught. It seemed they had no luck, too. He just smiled back.


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