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Monday, June 21, 2010

FISHING IN JAPAN - SALTWATER

Our Southern Japan angling sample wouldn't be complete without a little salty sojourn, first up was a short half day charter with the most renown skipper in the bay area. Target - Sea Bass!
Skipper and friend were waiting as we arrived to board...

The office...

Getting rigged...

Serious stuff...

First blood! A joyous celebration ensues...

Suzuki aren't hard to catch at all, with the right captain!
Evergreen Marvie 70 worked best...

Most were juveniles but were fun and obliging...

Mized in with those were some better fish...

We fished offshore and in the river system as well...

The skipper showed great skill in getting the 30+ footer into tight confines...

Next we were back at base to pack and leave for our next adventure...

300+km roadtrip down south to Kagoshima...

To board a 6 hour ferry ride to Tokara...

Purpose built Japanese sport fisher...

Getting rigged and ready...

Time for some action!
It was a wet and wild ride once we left the safety of
the harbour. The weather was not to be and it
eventually forced us to cut our fishing down
to only a single day...
Fully rigged, with FCL Labo jigs and poppers of course...

Some jigged while others cast...

Wahoo on popper about to be landed...

A good start!

A big Trumpetfish from the deep...

Monster outfit getting a workout...

Prototype Poseidon Jig rod is as stout and stiff as it gets...

Tail hooked Thresher was the culprit...

Rare Blue-eyed Trevalla from the depths...

Toothy Gemfish - a terror from the deep...

Many small Amberjacks to keep us entertained...

Good fish giving the Poseidon Spin Jerker PE-4 rod a workout...

Colour after a long fight...

Happy but exhausted...

Horse of an Amberjack, over 30kgs. On FCL VM jig...

Another prized catch from the deep...

We got amongst hungry packs of tuna. Some like this pushing 20kgs...

FCL CSP Stickbait did the trick...

Another monster hooked on jig, long battle ensues...

The Poseidon has unparalleled lifting power for any rod in its class...

More excercise than he signed up for in a day...

A 40kg Tokara GT...

On the same FCL VM jig...

This 20+kg Doggie got unlucky...

More hook ups, more pumping...

Poseidon Spin Jerker, a rod for all demons of the deep...

This GT was in the twenties...

Looks like a prototype Javeline jig...

Tsurusaki-san got blown away by a big tuna which took his 50gm Ebipop...

Small Amberjacks worked themselves into a frenzy, it was a fish a drop...

The occasional bigger ones put smiles on tired faces, this one at dusk to end the day...

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post!!!!!I must recommend you use frozen chovies on a carolina rig under the piers for halibut white sea bass upon occasions and bass. I cut them in half and at an angle to give the head half a tail look and the tail a pointed head look. You can also make live bait and use them too.Thanks:)

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