Headed to the River Kano early in the morning. Weather was cold and rain, but according to the forecast
it would be fine later. Arrived the river around 800, unfortunately water level was high and coloured, it
would be more coloured after the rain, to do or no to do? We gave up and headed to the Oshino Fishery.
Sky's blue. Mountain's white. Again we could see beautiful Mt. Fuji. Forest were covered by snow, it seemed
like really heavy snow yesterday. Only 1℃ now, again backed to the winter. This fishery is spring creek,
so even if bad weather we may have chance to fish.
Covered by snow, but no so cold, see the water it's just like as usual. Fish were getting more and more
clever day by day. Drifting CDC beatis fly on the feeding lane naturally without any drug, fish came up
to see the fly but retuned to the same position, haha, now fish knew if it's real or not.
Some hatch of beatis, small mayfly, size #20, sometime fish took it on the surface, but really difficult
for me. Around 1030, the fish were getting active and beginning to feed. I saw big mayfly, Cincticostella
elongatula, on the snow and tied #12. Yes, it was. I landed some fish and then changed to floating nymph
#12, this was more effective. Got warm and snow defrost, water was getting coloured, but we enjoyed
almost one hour.
After the lunch, slow fishing, fish were also having the beak after lunch, haha. Sometime fish took
small beatis on the surface but mostly subsurface. Fish took my fly but mostly I could not hook up with.
The dusk, we wondered if caddis would hatch in this coloured water or not. Without seeing the hatch,
I got some fish. After then, yes, the hatch and rise but not so many, because of coloured water?
It's exciting time and landed some more. The darkness and no hatch or rise any more, it's time to go home.
Oshino fishery, River Katsura, Yamanashi
Day ticket ￥800, Year ticket ￥4,000
Species: Rainbow, Brown, Brook trout, Yamame and more
The reproduction and released fish
Bag limit: 10
Catch: Many, Size: 6-14 inch
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