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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 22, 2017

(No. 312) Missed Big Yellowtail Amberjack at Maruiwa in Owashi (大芦の丸岩にて大きなヒラマサを逃す)

I am so far having a terrible day. On my way to Susumi Bay in Owashi before dawn, I had to let an oncoming car pass mine on the narrow street on the mountainside. My car came into contact with the guardrail and was scraped. I got disheartened, but I pulled myself together and safely reached Susumi-hana. I took out the Wave Jammer by Lemire’s Plugworks to make the first cast of today. One big fish attacked and missed the spook style topwater plug. I got very excited, but nothing followed. About one hour later a fishing boat came to the area and the fisherman on it started setting a fishing net around Susumi-hana.
I made a slight bow to the fisherman and he nodded back to me. I did not like to interfere with professional fishing. So I left the spot and walked to Maruiwa over the rocky mountain. The current seemed slowly moving and there is plenty of micro baitfish, but nothing happened until about 9:30 a.m. when I decided to make the last cast. At the cast that should have been the last of today, one big yellowtail amberjack appeared out of nowhere like a flash of lightning and snatched my Super Strike Little Neck Popper. Making the drag of my PENN Torque 5 screech, the big fish ferociously dived toward the bottom of the sea. All that I could do was to hold my rod, and a few seconds later my barbless hooks came out. The cast that should have been the last actually became the first of the following countless vain casts. What a horrible day!


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