Red Sea Bream( Red Tai)
Yukino-ura, Owase City, Mie Prefecture
I left home at midnight. Joined a party and drove Root 1 and 23. Bought
bait for fish and for us, and got to Yukino-ura at 4:45 a.m. Pumped air
into a rubber boat on the spot and left the shore. Arrived at the fishing
point, and started fishing. At first casting, caught a red sea bream which
is 20 cm long. Happy! Soon caught a larger sized one but it was a hatchery
fish. After a while, I had a strong bite. The spinning reel made a sound
and a line went out. My rod bent like not a rainbow but a full moon. It
occurred to me that it was a yellow tail since it went horizontally too.
Wondering if I can't get her, I wound my reel to pull her in. To see the
fish on the surface of the sea, my tension became extreme. A natural red
sea bream! Luckily I managed to get her into the net. I breathed deeply.
I drew blood and measured the fish. I was surprised! 57 cm! My record of
a red sea bream! Sparkling cobalt blue of the pink fish made me happy.
Sashimi, to broil with salt, and Kabuto-ni ( to boil the head of the red
sea bream ). Wonderful dishes for three days!
Caught at 6:00 a.m, August 1, 1998
size: 57cm, hook: chinu No.4, bait: boke