Catch Record on Fly: Hideto Edward Yoshida

19 Mar Catch Record on Fly: Hideto Edward Yoshida

90 Species of 42 Families
Period: 1995 – 2017


1. Introduction

This data is a reflection of particular style of fly fishing which is mostly done DIY during travel over the last 20+ years. I come from water sports, camping, and aquarium hobby background. So, I am opportunistic angler who don’t put too much emphasis on specific sport fish, but optimize fishing session to cover as many varieties as possible. As a matter of fact, I consider my fishing to be Easter egg hunt that I can do by standing in the middle of nature’s aquarium. Rule is to record the latest addition or the largest replacement sample of each species with detail information including location and fly patterns. This post cannot hold the full size table, so please feel free to ask for more details.

2. Table of Species


ID Family Species  Fish Name Condition Fish Size Location Fly Fly Size
1-A Salmonidae Oncorhynchus masou Cherry Salmon Native 45cm River Matsunori, Hokkaido, JP Bead head marabou #10
Cultivated 27cm River Matsukawa, Shizuoka, JP CDC thorax dun #18
1-B Salmonidae Oncorhynchus masou ishikawae Red Spotted Masu Trout Native 22cm River Matsukawa, Shizuoka, JP Parachute Emerger #18
Cultivated 27cm River Katsura, Yamanashi, JP Silver March Brown #16
2 Salmonidae Oncorhynchus mykiss Rainbow Trout Native 55cm Delaware River, New York, US Elkhair Caddis #12
Cultivated 70cm Manningford Trout Fishery, Whiltshire, UK Hare’s Ear Nymph #12
3 Salmonidae Oncorhynchus clarki Cutthroat Trout Native 16cm Middlefork River, Washington, US Prince nymph #12
4 Salmonidae Oncorhynchus keta Chum Salmon Native 52cm River Kuji, Fukushima, JP Wooly bugger #8
5 Salmonidae Oncorhynchus kisutsh Coho Salmon Cultivated 32cm Asaka Garden, Saitama, JP Jackdow Soft Hackle #20
6-A Salmonidae Salvelinus leucomaenis White Spotted Char Native 16cm River Matsunori, Hokkaido, JP CDC thorax dun #12
Cultivated 50cm Fish On Ozenji, Kanagawa, JP Marabou streamer #8
6-B Salvelinus leucomaenis pluvius Nikko White Spotted Char Native 23cm River Kosuge, Yamanashi, JP CDC Peacock #18
6-C Salvelinus leucomaenis japonicus Yamato White Spotted Char Native 18cm River Kiso, Gifu, JP Marabou leech #16
7 Salmonidae Salvelinus namaycush Lake Trout Native 38cm Neversink Resovir, New York, US Montana Nymph #12
8 Salmonidae Salvelinus fontinalis Brook Trout Native 37cm River Yukawa, Tochigi, JP Parachute Spider #12
9 Salmonidae Salverius malma Dolly Varden Trout Native 28cm River Shouji, Hokkaido, JP Parachute Peacock Spider #12
10 Salmonidae Salmo trutta Brown Trout Native 48cm Croton River, New York, US Wooly bugger #10
Cultivated 38cm Fish On Ozenji, Kanagawa, JP Marabou streamer #8
11 Salmonidae Hucho perryi Sakhalin Taimen Cultivated 64cm Asaka Garden, Saitama, JP Marabou Streamer #8
12 Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio Common Carp Native 72cm Ng Tung River, Sheung Shui, HK Marabou Nymph #10
Cultivated 40cm Cotswolds Water Park, Whiltshire, UK Hare’s ear Nymph #12
13 Cyprinidae Rhynchocypris logowskii steindachneri Amur Minnow Native 14cm River Asa, Tokyo, JP CDC Gnat #20
14 Cyprinidae Tribolodon brandtii Far Eastern Dace Native 35cm River Tama, Tokyo, JP Marabou Charlie #6
15 Cyprinidae Tribolodon hakonensis Japanese Dace Native 18cm River Aga, Fukushima, JP Parachute Emerger #12
16 Cyprinidae Nipponocypris temmincki Dark Chub Native 12cm River Youzawa, Tokyo, JP Parachute Peacock #18
17 Cyprinidae Zacco platypus Pale Chub Native 16cm River Aki, Tokyo, JP CDC thorax dun #18
18 Cyprinidae Phoxinus eos Northern Red Belly Dace Native 21cm Ramapo River, New York, US Elk Hair Caddis #12
19 Cyprinidae Couesius plumbeus Lake Chub Native 18cm Seven Lakes, New York, US Elk Hair Caddis #12
20 Cyprinidae Parazacco spilurus Predaceous Chub Native 16cm West New Territory, HK CDC Thorax Dun #12
21 Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides Large Mouth Bass Native 42cm Tuxedo Lake, New York, US Wooly Bugger #10
22 Centrarchidae Micropterus dolomieu Small Mouth Bass Native 45cm Ramapo River, New York, US Scud #12
23 Centrarchidae Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill Native 29cm Seven Lakes, New York, US Elkhair Caddis #12
24 Centrarchidae Promoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie Native 24cm Harlem Meer, New York, US Marabou Nymph #12
25 Percidae Perca flavescens Yellow Perch Native 26cm Seven Lakes, New York, US Elkhair Caddis #12
26 Osmeridae Plecoglossus altivelis Ayu Native 18cm River Agano, Fukushima, JP Hares Ear Nymph #16
27 Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus Nile Tilapia Native 18cm River Yatsuse, Tokyo, JP Maggot Fly #26
28 Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish Cultivated 42cm Miyagi Angler’s Village, Gunma, JP Marabou Charlie #6
29 Moronidae Morone saxatilis Striped Bass Cultivated 59cm Miyagi Angler’s Village, Gunma, JP Marabou Charlie #6
30 Lateolabracidae Lateolabrax japonicus Japanese Sea Bass Native 75cm Yokohama Bay, Kanagawa, JP EP Minnow #2/0
31 Lateolabracidae Lateolabrax latus Blackfin Sea Bass Native 16cm Toi Beach, Shizuoka, JP Mikura Candy #6
32 Carangidae Caranx ignobilis Giant Trevally Native 43cm River Urauchi, Okinawa, JP Bonin Minnow #4
33 Carangidae Caranx sexfaciatus Big Eye Trevally Native 25cm Mikura Island, Tokyo, JP Mikura Candy #6
34 Carangidae Caranx tille Tille Trevally Native 23cm Yokohama Bay, Kanagawa, JP Gummy Minnow #8
35 Carangidae Caranx papuensis Brassy Trevally Native 12cm Makiminato, Okinawa, JP UV Shrimp #6
36 Carangidae Caranx melampygus Blue Fin Trevally Native 38cm Nago, Okinawa, JP Rabbit Zonker #6
37 Carangidae Pseudocaranx dentex White Trevally Native 29cm Port Oki, Tokyo, JP Bonin Marabou #6
38 Carangidae Selar crumenophthalmus Bigeye Scad Native 24cm Port Oki, Tokyo, JP Mikura Candy #6
39 Carangidae Seriola quinqueradiata Japanese Amberjack Native 36cm Seisho Beach, Kanagawa, JP Jiggy #2
40 Carangidae Trachurus japonicus Japanese Jack Mackerel Native 16cm Port Otohama, Chiba, JP Midge Shrimp #18
41 Carangidae Scomberoides lysan Double Dotted Queenfish Native 42cm Port Oki, Tokyo, JP Mikura Candy #4
42 Carangidae Trachinotus baillonii Smallspotted Dart Native 25cm Kuroshima, Okinawa, JP Turd Fly #4
43 Scombridae Katsuwonus pelamis Skipjack Tuna Native 53cm Sagami Gulf, Kanagawa, JP Jiggy #2
44 Scombridae Scomber australasicus Blue Mackerel Native 50cm Sagami Gulf, Kanagawa, JP Gummy Minnow #2
45 Scombridae Scomber japonicus Chub Mackerel Native 32cm Manazuru, Kanagawa, JP Brassy Streamer #4
46 Scombridae Auxis thazard Frigate Mackerel Native 38cm Ito Bay, Shizuoka, JP Clouser Deep Minnow #2
47 Coryphaenidae Coryphaena hippurus Dolphin Fish Native 105cm Sagami Gulf, Kanagawa, JP Gummy Minnow #1/0
48 Sparidae Evynnis tumifrons Crimson Seabream Native 14cm Ito Bay, Shizuoka, JP Sweet & Sour Shrimp #10
49 Sparidae Acanthopagrus latus Yellowfin Seabream Native 29cm Zushi, Kanagawa, JP Hare’s Ear Nymph #10
50 Sparidae Acanthopagrus schlegeli Blackhead Seabream Native 34cm Yokohama Bay, Kanagawa, JP Crazy Charlie #8
51 Sparidae Acanthopagrus pacificus Pacific Seabream Native 26cm Iriomote Island, Okinawa, JP Turd Fly #8
52 Lutjanidae Lutjanus fulviflamma Dory Snapper Native 24cm Makiminato, Okinawa, JP Turd Fly #4
53 Lutjanidae Lutjanus argentimaculatus Mangrove Red Snapper Native 32cm Cover of Le Meridian, Phuket, TL Mikura Candy #4
54 Lutjanidae Lutjanus monostigma One-spot Snapper Native 24cm Kuroshima, Okinawa, JP Bonin Minnow #6
55 Lutjanidae Lutjanus fulvus Blacktail Snapper Native 20cm Iriomote Island, Okinawa, JP Crazy Charlie #10
56 Lethrinidae Lethrinus nebulosus Spangled Emperor Native 24cm Bise, Okinawa, JP UV Shrimp #6
57 Lethrinidae Lethrinus atkinsoni Pacific Yellowtail Emperor Native 45cm Kuroshima, Okinawa, JP Turd Fly #4
58 Lethrinidae Lethrinus xanthochilus Yellowlip Emperor Native 38cm Kuroshima, Okinawa, JP Turd Fly #4
59 Lethrinidae Lethrinus semicinctus Black Blotched Emperor Native 27cm Iriomote Island, Okinawa, JP Turd Fly #4
60 Serranidae Epinephelus merra Honeycomb Grouper Native 21cm Kuroshima, Okinawa, JP Turd Fly #4
61 Serranidae Epinephelus hexagonatus Star-spotted Grouper Native 28cm Port Higashi, Tokyo, JP Bonin Minnow #2
62 Kyphosidae Girella leonina Large Scale Black Fish Native 38cm Cape Nojima, Chiba, JP Sweet & Sour Shrimp #10
63 Kyphosidae Kyphosus  pacificus Pacific Drummer Native 28cm Port Oki, Tokyo, JP Bonin Marabou #10
64 Sphyraenidae Sphyraena japonica Japanese Baraccuda Native 38cm Port Higashi, Tokyo, JP Mikura Candy #4
65 Sphyraenidae Sphyraena barracuda Great Barracuda Native 36cm Uehara, Okinawa, JP Mikura Candy #6
66 Siganidae Siganus fuscescens Mottled Spinefoot Native 10cm Moroiso, Kanagawa, JP Maggot Fly #18
67 Terapontidae Terapon jarbua Crescent Grunter Native 27cm River Urauchi, Okinawa, JP Hare’s Ear Nymph #12
68 Belonidae Strongylura anastomella Pacific Needlefish Native 38cm Moroiso, Kanagawa, JP Copper Frede #12
69 Fistulariidae Fistularia commersonii Bluespotted Cornetfish Native 89cm Bise, Okinawa, JP UV Shrimp #6
70 Albulidae Albula vulpes Bonefish Native 40cm Honolulu, Hawaii, US Gottcha #4
71 Megalopidae Megalops cyprinoides Indo-Pacific Tarpon Native 30cm Shinsheng River, New Territory, HK Beadhead Marabout #10
72 Sebastidae Sebastes cheni White Rockfish Native 24cm Yokohama Bay, Kanagawa, JP Rabbit Zonker #4
73 Sebastidae Sebastes inermis Red Rockfish Native 14cm Port Ito, Shizuoka, JP Maggot Fly #18
74 Cottidae Pseudoblennius percoides Sunrise Native 15cm Port Ito, Shizuoka, JP Crazy Charlie #14
75 Embiotocidae Ditrema temmincki Japanese Surfperch Native 20cm Port Ito, Shizuoka, JP Crazy Charlie #14
76 Apogonidae Apogon semilineatus Half-lined Cardinal Fish Native 12cm Port Ito, Shizuoka, JP Beadhead Crystal Scud #18
77 Scombropidae Scombrops boops Gnomefish Native 12cm Port Ito, Shizuoka, JP Beadhead Crystal Scud #18
78 Synodontidae Synodus dermatogenys Clearfin Lizard Fish Native 21cm Mikurajima, Tokyo, JP Mikura Candy #6
79 Paralichthyidae Paralichthys olivaceus Bastard Halibut Native 29cm Heisaura Beach, Chiba, JP Clouser Deep Minnow #2
80 Platycephalidae Platycephalus sp Japanese Flathead Native 58cm Iriomote Island, Okinawa, JP Yaeyama Headstand #4
81 Mugilidae Mugil cephalus Flathead Mullet Native 60cm Keihin Canal, Tokyo, JP Hares Ear Nymph #12
82 Tetraodontidae Takifugu niphobles Grass Puffer Native 18cm Port Kawatsu, Chiba, JP Sweet & Sour Shrimp #10
83 Clupeidae Etrumeus teres Round Herring Native 15cm Jougashima, Kanagawa, JP Maggot Fly #18
84 Atheriniformes Hypoatherina valenciennei Flathead Silverside Native 12cm Moroiso, Kanagawa, JP Maggot Fly #18
85 Mullidae Upeneus vittatusx Yellowstriped Goatfish Native 34cm Honolulu, Hawaii, US UV Shrimp #6
86 Pomacentridae Pomacentrus coelestis Neon Damselfish Native 8cm Futo, Shizuoka, JP Maggot Fly #18
87 Balistidae Rhinecanthus aculeatus Picasso Triggerfish Native 25cm Kuroshima, Okinawa, JP Crazy Charlie #6
88 Pinguipedidae Parapercis pacifica Okinawa Sandperch Native 23cm Kuroshima, Okinawa, JP Yaeyama Headstand #4
89 Gobiidae Yongeichthys criniger Poisonous Goby Native 14cm Iriomote Island, Okinawa, JP Crazy Chalrie #14
90 Oplegnathidae Oplegnathus fasciatus Striped Beakfish Native 7cm River Aono, Shizuoka, JP Maggot Fly #26


3. Measurement Unit
  • Metric measure with ruler
  • 20cm = exact length between tips of my thumb and little finger when stretched on my right hand
  • 10cm = exact length between the base of my middle finger and the bottom of my palm on my right hand
  • 8cm = exact length of the width of my palm on right hand
  • 5cm = exact length between the base of my thumb and the base of my index finger on my right hand