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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。)

Mar 26, 2017

(No. 260) No Fish at Kobanare next to Ohtoko-bana (大床鼻の隣の小ばなれにて釣果なし)

I did not go to Ohtoko-bana this winter due to the kind of mysterious sign posted at the parking space overlooking it. The sign says, “Keep out the island: you are not allowed to get into the island from December to February.” So I had decided to wait for March, and since then I had almost forgotten about Ohtoko-bana, but today I realized it was already the end of March and I missed the grand fishing spot in Izumo City.
I had to do some household chores this morning, so I could not start fishing earlier than 9:30 a.m. When I arrived at Ohtoko-bana, I found three bait fishermen already occupied the spot. I passed by Ohtoko-bana and moved to Kobanare, another fishing spot to the east of Ohtoko-bana. The water was very clear. It was as if you had been able to see the bottom of the sea in the distance. However, there was no baitfish around. I stopped casting my lures before 11 a.m. Although there was no catch today, I remembered that I loved the spot.


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