"Scan then Fish" Boat Game – Ito, Shizuoka

05 Sep "Scan then Fish" Boat Game – Ito, Shizuoka

Spring tide on full moon. It’s always great or horrible, but the party of 3 didn’t fear the outcome for we were sailing out with 2 boats both the might of technology of Hondex HE-51C fish sonar.

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After checking in with Ocean Tsurigu boathouse, Papa & Mama Harimars and I rowed straight into the regular spot at 20-30m deep which is bulging into deeper zone where fishing is always at its best. What we expected was good fishing, but what we got was field testing fish sonars.

As we were checking the screen of sonar and rowing the boat, weak signals of fish appeared from time to time, but no decisive school of fish. I tried 3 major spots in the bay, but no serious fish mark appeared until noon.

Fishing Path: Search and Find

 

Tide was strong and it was exhausting to row around, but I pressed on the search. At the Jack Point, I came across a good sign of fish near the bottom. I thought of good school of jack or mackerel which turned out to be…

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Small golden threadfin bream (Nemiptrerus virgatus, Houttuyn 1782). I circled the spot and tried more attempts, but they all turned out to be the same fish. At noon, I continued to scan the 39m drop off line back and forth and I finally got signs in 10m deep and 30m deep. I couldn’t confirm what was on 10m deep, but the fish on 30m deep turned out to be small Japanese mackerel in 20cm’s.

I spotted cruising dolphin fish couple of times, but they didn’t react to top water lure at all. Tried the search on the Bream Point with no fish mark. No surface fish good for fly fishing this day, so we concluded the inshore game.

How was Other Boat?

Green dots on the map above is where other row boats bait fishing from the same boathouse who yielded better result. I later noticed that they were positioned where current ran the most which I didn’t care much and should be done for the next time.

Result on Boat Game:

Search Fishing with Bait:

– Golden threadfin bream  x 3, 14-16cm
– Japanese mackerel x 3, 18-21cm

They were all released, but consumed by seagulls.

Spring tide on full moon. It’s always great or horrible, but the party of 3 didn’t fear the outcome for we were sailing out with 2 boats both the might of technology of Hondex HE-51C fish sonar.

P1020403

After checking in with Ocean Tsurigu boathouse, Papa & Mama Harimars and I rowed straight into the regular spot at 20-30m deep which is bulging into deeper zone where fishing is always at its best. What we expected was good fishing, but what we got was field testing fish sonars.

As we were checking the screen of sonar and rowing the boat, weak signals of fish appeared from time to time, but no decisive school of fish. I tried 3 major spots in the bay, but no serious fish mark appeared until noon.

Fishing Path: Search and Find

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Tide was strong and it was exhausting to row around, but I pressed on the search. At the Jack Point, I came across a good sign of fish near the bottom. I thought of good school of jack or mackerel which turned out to be…

P1020406

Small golden threadfin bream (Nemiptrerus virgatus, Houttuyn 1782). I circled the spot and tried more attempts, but they all turned out to be the same fish. At noon, I continued to scan the 39m drop off line back and forth and I finally got signs in 10m deep and 30m deep. I couldn’t confirm what was on 10m deep, but the fish on 30m deep turned out to be small Japanese mackerel in 20cm’s.

I spotted cruising dolphin fish couple of times, but they didn’t react to top water lure at all. Tried the search on the Bream Point with no fish mark. No surface fish good for fly fishing this day, so we concluded the inshore game.

How was Other Boat?

Green dots on the map above is where other row boats bait fishing from the same boathouse who yielded better result. I later noticed that they were positioned where current ran the most which I didn’t care much and should be done for the next time.

Result on Boat Game:

Search Fishing with Bait:

– Golden threadfin bream  x 3, 14-16cm
– Japanese mackerel x 3, 18-21cm

They were all released, but consumed by seagulls.