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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。)

Sep 5, 2017

(No. 305) No Fish at Susumi-hana in Owashi (大芦の須々海鼻にて釣果なし)

Susumi-hana is the eastern tip of Susumi Bay in Owashi, and Maruiwa lies to the east of the tip. When you fish at Maruiwa, you see Susumi-hana on your left. Yesterday morning Susumi-hana was vacant when I fished at Maruiwa in vain. Whenever I don’t catch fish at Maruiwa, I think I might have been lucky at Susumi-hana. So I tried Susumi-hana this morning. The sea was even calmer than yesterday. The water was super clear. I saw some baitfish splashing on the surface, but no predatory fish disrupted them. It was a very peaceful sea all along. When I got back to my car parked on a hillside of the mountain overlooking Susumi Bay, there was another car parked at the shoulder of the road and two men were looking down the beautiful bay. “No luck today,” I said to them. “Black porgy?” One of them asked, and I said, “No. I fished for the yellowtail amberjack.” The man must have been a local resident, because he said to me as if he had felt sorrow. “The sea must be a bit rougher for catching the fish.”

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