Premium friday, that is propounded by Abe chan who is Japanese prime minister. Workers should finish job till 15:00 and leave office soon. That is good idea but any people is same condition. So I took PTO and went to GAMATA again in this season at last friday. Then there were many fisher who thought same idea and many car stopped on the side of major points.
On Thursday, I herd many news about sakura blooming on TV, but it was very cold and winter came back. I had to fish under snow falling again.
Fishing on the day was very severe condition. Chance time came at noon but it was not so long tram. I could catch some fishes in sort time, but then I had to wait hatching for a long time, though good condition had continued through afternoon In last time fishing. Was it the effect of fishermen pressure? There were a little hatch of dans of Elmon but fish was still silent.
Was fish also waiting as same as me? At last the surface of water was braked when it was already the beginning of evening. After taking the photo of my result, hating and rising were starting in dusky sight. But the leader was clashed at the end of line in the dark.
It need long time, but I could start 2017 season for river fishing. When I was flesh for fly fishing I could not stay house on opening day for fishing season. But now, I am likely to escape the crowd of fishermen, and I to think timing is more important for flies hating etc. So It means that I become old ?
It was already midl of March, but it was still snow at the North side of Gifu pref.. On the road of the Gamata river, snow was falling at Hirugano and the snow road was continued through the Hirayu Hill. It looked like the first day of March.
It is not fine condition in this season because of water discharge at from upstream and I could not hear good information. But there are fishes in the river, I believe and I could not choice another way.
Snow was still falling when I arrived river side. It was not bad, but good thing was not continue. It became shiny and windy. At any rat, first fish of the season was very pleaser and I could get soon luckily. Then flies ware starting hatching and it became chance time. I fished constantly with battle to strong wind. The good time was endless and continue to evening though usually it is limited in short time. I found any number of rising and could get double-figuers fishes. That was good start for me, though I lost three good size fishes.
I am still in front of CARP which was sucking on the bottom,though it has already been the start of 2017 trout fishing on a few rivers.
The year of 2017 have come and the half of month have passed. I could not stop hoping to fish, then I went to revers near by house where I enjoy fishing carp on fly. I started this attempt for examine of flyfishing on flat and sight fishing since the end of last season. I had been able to get some fish, but not so constantly. I want to fish more unerringly.
I got some good hints for fishing at this time. The fish came to me with sucking on bottom. Then I cast fly too close, and I thought it would be scoop soon. The fly sinked and touched the head of fish. In the next breath, the fish became exciting and chased the fly. It run away with bending my rod.
This year became Carp Year because the Hiroshima Toyo carp win the Central league of Base ball in Japan after 25 years passed since last wining. Then my wife's sister married with husband who is crazy fan for CARP and she should be Carp woman cheering the red baseball team.
There are no relationship with them but I have tried carp flyfishing on flat.
Many fly fisher may enjoy Carp sight fishing in the world as looking through You tube, though the Pan Fly fishing with chumming is popular in Japan. Like bonefish, after casting to fish shadow on shallow, fish chase on the extension of the fly line and then run with splash... That is decent sight fishing.
I think it is not only funny fishing but also good and accessible practice for sight fishing of Black snapper. Why don't do it, if you want skillful for fishing on flat?
The first snowfall at Tokyo was detected on start of November and it was earliest record. The end of season for the fishing on HAMANA flat have arrived, though no one know it have been game over or not actually.
But I still challenged to fish on flats which are on south direction. There were many fishes which were too nervous. But I could feel the line tension which were full of vitality, after many times approaches.
At evening, I enjoyed fishing with small trevallis and small sea basses.
I caught good size trevally that is twice size than the fish in the photo and bended my #6 rod at bat. The fish lay near my foot but it was unlucky that it had run away before I took photo.
Now it is middle of December and X'mas is coming soon. But should I try again?
In this time it was very difficult fishing because of keeping high level of water. At low tide, there were still much water and the hight of water reached above my knee.
In that worst condition one fish was coming toward me with boiling, very luckily and I casted fly in front of the fish, retrieved fly line on medium speed, and then could catch it very easily.
It was forth time to fish on the Lake Hamana. So I think I could catch many knowledges for fishing on flat during some experiences. On this time I try some items that were system and method though I don't know they were good effective or not. It was lackey I could catch four fish.
It was spring tide and I should start with so high level of water that there were no sand delta allover the lake. At first place I hard the popper sound and saw boiling fishes but I stood at down stream side from fishes. I tried to replace but not so good then I lost first chance.
I move to other point before noon with low tide level and meet so many waving fish fines over countable under cloudy and no wind. Any time before I had lost these chances like this but in this time I could feel 3 bite and caught 2 fishes. One lost was still striking too early.
After noon water came up very early and the tide was on top level. I could not find other place than the flat I had fished at first. So I hoped to revenge morning fishing or enjoyed baby sea bass fishing. There were some signs of fish though they were not chee bass and I head same splash sound as in the morning. I searched for large flat like A-WACS and finally I could watch black snapper which rush behind small jumping shrimps. The deference from this morning situation was standing at upper side of current from fish. And I could catch two fishes.
I fished at the lake Hamana on third time in this year, and could catch black snappers at last. It was tuff condition because tide level was neap and it was windy. I think neap should not be always bad condition. Wind make the condition for sight fishing difficult and we need technical casting.
It was good wether before noon and I could find many fishes and catch a fish that run toward me with undertow and bit my fly with no wonder.
But it became windy bringing heavy cloud as like as the report of wether forecast.
There are not many places wind effect little on the lake Hamana. However I could find good place on which many dancing fins. I casted so many times that a blood blister on my hand was broken, but no fish became active and bite my fly. I gave up almost, but then one undertow changed running fish, pulling my fly line and I feel high living tension on my left hand.
I could understood some items but could not still some items, for flat fishing at the Lack Hamana. Perhaps, it is different for approaching to fish including target of fly casting. Many time fish become spook to fly but some time active to bite fly. Though it was most important, I know.
Can I count this one for my result?
Since my second child have come, I could not go fish so often as before. But it was not so bitter because of her pretty face.
During passing the busy days, it become almost the end of season 2016, right now.
It was not enough season for fishing, so I could do less than half of plans that I thought at first of this year. But I could get few opportunities to go fishing, and I will look back at this year.
During best turn, May to July I did no fish, and I could restart at August. It was already Summer season and good for high land fishing, for which we usually need to walk long time on mountain trail. But I can get good fish at just down from the stope of my vehicle, without hard walking. At the Large pool, some good size fishes were rising at noon. They were nervous because it was too fine and shiny day but finally eat black small fly and laid in my net.
On the other day, I walked on high land way for 2 hours toward the paradise of fish, but there were no fish.
At the end of August, I went the stream in the village on high land. I could catch beautiful fish which was not so big though.
At few weeks late, I get a surprise by hearing the NEWS that 117 peoples were stung by hornets on the village where I had fished. So I knew I had fish below the bridge under that there was big beehive.
The fishing on large river was not so good until August. But I could catch some fishes witch were good and enough, but not more than 40cm.
Though I almost abandoned to get size up over 50cm, I could catch the fish that was enough size. It rushed and jumped with bending TRX-590: ultra first action rod on butt section. I found myself that I stand under the starry sky, when it laid down under my foot.
On the other day, I caught one more.
My season of Lake HAMANA start just now. At last year I misunderstood the limit of my boat license and went there only once. So I want to go many times for taking back last season.
In this year I already fished twice but lost 5 black snappers one day and get no bite of same fish the other day though I could watch waving fish fins more than countable. Moreover, My rod: #7 SALT was broken and My camera dropped away.
Tomorrow is ...
Fly Casting ...