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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。)

Jan 6, 2017

(No. 240) Japanese Spanish Mackerels at Nanbo in Etomo Harbor (恵曇港の南防にてサゴシ)

One of my younger friends, whom I had been recently acquainted with, asked me to introduce her to saltwater lure fishing. It occurred to me that fishing for young Japanese Spanish mackerels from a breakwater would be a good option for a beginner. For a potential fishing trip with her, I went to Etomo Harbor this evening in order to see the condition by myself. When I arrived at Nanbo, one of breakwaters in the harbor, there was one lure fisherman casting his lures from the tip of it. I told him that I had expected to see boils around the tip. He was very friendly and told me that he had neither seen any boil nor caught any fish. Still, I kept telling him that we might catch some fish just before sunset.
Then, he noticed a vigorous boil in the distance. It was around Edabo, another breakwater in the harbor. Of course, it was way beyond our casting distance. Although tempted to drive to Edabo, we stayed at Nanbo while patiently waiting for sunset. It did not take long to know we made a good decision. First, he hooked a small shirk. Then, although there was no boil on the surface, I caught a Japanese Spanish mackerel of about 50 cm (20 in.) long with my Sea Striker Got-Cha 1400 plug. He immediately followed, and we started catching the fish. I caught another one with my Hopkins Smoothie. I hoped the fish would stay around for a few more weeks and welcome the friend of mine.

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