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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 30, 2017

(No. 315) No Fish at Maruiwa in Owashi (大芦の丸岩にて釣果なし)

This morning I woke up earlier than usual in order to be the first to reach Maruiwa in Owashi. When I reached the vacant spot around 5:45 a.m., I found the swell was stronger than I had expected. As far as I could remember, the weather forecast had not said there would be a strong swell. Although I had to be very careful, I hoped that the swell might be helpful in making the yellowtail amberjack active and therefore good for fishing.
About 3 hours later I finally gave up casting my plugs, and the swell-makes-fish-active hypothesis turned out to be false. No fish attacked my plugs. I got so bored during the course that I took pictures of my plugs with the Luretubes. These days I tend to take out only a few lures. Today I was with only four plugs, and I put each of them into a Luretube around my waist belt. The Luretubes Tackle System is an invention by Mr. Evan DeBono for surf fishermen in the U.S. It is a very convenient lure-carrying method for me.

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