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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。)

Feb 8, 2017

(No. 249) No Fish at Oh-hato in Uppurui Harbor and at Kamaura Harbor (十六島港の大波止と釜浦港にて釣果なし)

Finally I became freed from a series of challenging jobs last night. I got such a terrific feeling of freedom that I decided to go to fishing spots in Izumo City, an adjoining city of my hometown, Matsue. This morning I arrived at Oh-hato, the biggest breakwater in Uppurui Harbor before 7 a.m. There were already three lure fishermen at the spot. I had heard that plenty of young Japanese Spanish mackerels and even red sea breams were around in Uppurui Bay, but today all the fish seemed inactive. After casting lures for about 30 minutes, I gave up the spot and drove to Kamaura Harbor. 
Unlike much larger Uppurui Harbor, the water in Kamaura Harbor was pretty rough and there was strong swell. I thought I would catch nice Japanese sea bass, but no fish attacked my darter plugs. Sometimes the swell became so strong that I started to feel a bit scared. I soon gave it up and drove back to Oh-hato in Uppurui Harbor. I came back to the breakwater slightly before 9 a.m. The lure fishermen that had been there were all gone, but others kept coming to the spot. I might have caught a few fish if I had stayed longer, but I soon left the spot. I felt the breakwater got a bit too crowded to cast my big plugs.

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