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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 11, 2018

(No. 349) Nice Chat above Senjojiki in Mitsu while No Fish at Kurauchi Bay and Edabo in Etomo Harbor (倉内湾と恵曇港の枝防にて釣果なしも、御津の千畳敷を見下ろす楽しいおしゃべり)

These days I abandon using metal jigs such as Deadly Dick or Hopkins. All that I bring to a shore become big wooden or plastic plugs. Due to this preference, I may lose the possibility of catching some fish such as young Japanese Spanish mackerels, which respond well to a small shiny metals. However, somehow I feel happier. Even if I become less likely to catch some fish, I prefer using only my favorite types of lures.
This morning I started fishing at Kurauchi Bay and then at Edabo in Etomo Harbor. “Did you catch any fish?” I asked one of a few fishermen in the harbor, and he replied to me, “Completely no fish.” Then I drove to the parking space overlooking Senjojiki in Mitsu. The flat fishing spot below was surrounded with sarashi (white churning water). It looked promising, but I came across a friendly old man who enjoyed walking along the road on the mountainside using two canes. He was talkative and knew interesting facts about fishing in the area. It was such a nice chat that I felt satisfied even without getting down to Senjojiki to fish.

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