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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。)

Dec 19, 2016

(No. 236) No Fish at Etomo Harbor, Kurauchi Bay, and Mitsu Harbor (恵曇港、倉内湾、御津港にて釣果なし)

I want to catch the big Japanese sea bass that I hooked but eventually missed last time at the tip of Sinsinbo, the biggest breakwater in Etomo Harbor. Since my last post I have been to the harbor a few times, but no fish has hit my big American plugs. I have seen some lure fishermen catch young Japanese Spanish mackerels. They used small metal jigs, which somehow I am not in the mood for using. This early morning I went up to Sinsinbo after I tried in vain in front of the ice plant and around Edabo, another smaller breakwater. There was a group of three lure fishermen, two of which were each standing on a very narrow flat space of one of gigantic tetrapods. A very strong wind was blowing. Just watching them made me tremble with fear. After I encouraged the brave fishermen in my own way, I drove to Kurauchi Bay. The water in the bay was very calm, which was not very good for Japanese sea bass fishing, but anyway I made several casts. No fish hit my lures as I expected. Then, I drove to Mitsu Harbor. In the unseasonable warm weather, I felt there was no way I could catch the fish, and unfortunately I was right.

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