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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。)

Nov 19, 2017

(No. 327) Defeat at KSB in Autumn 2017 (2017年秋のKSBにて敗北)

My fierce and sacred battle against nature was over, and I was completely defeated as usual. I started the battle around the Sakai-suido waterway in Tottori Prefecture at 5 p.m. yesterday. Then I was forced into an unconditional surrender at one spot along the Ohashi River about 10:30 p.m. Before conceding defeat, I considered going to Etomo Harbor as a last resort, but by then I had already tried a total of 7 spots from the Sakai-suido waterway, through Nakaumi Lake, to the Ohashi River in bad weather. I might have been too tired to wake up this morning. So I conceded defeat with good grace and went home to get some sleep.
I woke up at 4:20 a.m. this morning without the help of my alarm, and started making useless efforts again. I fished at 3 spots until the competition was over at 8 a.m. There was nothing, neither strike, nor bite, nor chase at all. I conceded defeat again. At the last spot I talked to a friendly lure fisherman. He was not a participant in the KSB (Kameya Sea Bass Battle) but successfully caught some nice Japanese sea bass. He told me that the fish’s current staple food in Lake Nakaumi was small fish such as the spotnape ponyfish. My American plugs are much bigger than the average of this fish. Before the battle began, all the participants were given a Japanese lure as a free gift from one of sponsors of the KSB. Obviously I could not use it, so I happily gave it to the friendly fisherman.


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