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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 29, 2017

(No. 246) No Fish at Various Spots in Etomo Harbor (恵曇港のいろいろな場所にて釣果なし)

Busy work schedule and the heaviest snowfall in several years had not allowed me to go fishing for some time, but this weekend finally I made it. I started fishing at Edabo in Etomo Harbor slightly after 7 a.m. today. There were already a few fishermen at the breakwater. All of them were lure fishermen who seemed for young Japanese Spanish mackerels. They were using relatively small lures. I cast my smallest metal jigs too, but I was also for the Japanese sea bass. So I also used bigger darter plugs such as the Super Strike Zig Zag or Northbar Montauk Darter. The latter was put on the U.S. market just last summer, and this was the first time I had used it. Instantly it became one of my favorite plugs although I did not catch any fish with the new lure. I cast my lures from various spots in the harbor, but no fish attacked them. Actually, most lure fishermen got skunked this morning.

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