QOOT/OU/QO`QR @TOKARA@GTSP R @@Yoshio Maruyama


The 3rd Tokara GT special this year.



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The first fish was caught by Mr. Maruyama
who was targeting Tuna with the new Forb A-cup
in between the GT fishing and the heavy rain. It was a Rainbow runner.


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Mr. Ogasawara, tester from Smiths hooked one up at the rear of the boat.

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A small GT was landed with the C-cup
Faube C-cup GTSP 6/0~2

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Mr. Maruyama determined to catch a Tuna on his Forb A-cup. He managed to land a Dogtooth.
Faube A-cup KATSUICHI BIG 4/0~2

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With the continuous rain + 4m swells, Captain Kudo managed to find a location with decent fishing conditions.
In the heavy rains, a GT was successfully netted after lunch on the 3rd day.


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It had swallowed the Hammer-head Forb G-cup (low-light pink).
Faube G-cup GTSP 8/0~2

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143cm 42kg GT caught.

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Mr. Ogasawara landed another one. It was a Blue-fin travally.

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After landing a 15kg GT (no picture), we entered the gon fireh mode!
When testing the new Hammer-head prototype pencil, a massive fish attacked my lure above the rock, 7m in depth.


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Although I experienced some trouble with my reel breaking,
I managed to land a massive 158cm 53kg GT.

DRAGON prototype GTSP 8/0~2


Another picture as I was very happy!
Although massive fish can be landed by chance, as
I am targeting massive fish with my tackle balance and improving my technique,
I was able to land this fish even with my troubles during the fight.
It was a very valuable fish for me, and am sure it has brought me closer to catching an even larger super size GT.



In the morning of the final day, Mr. Maruyama landed a small GT.
G-cup (Low-light orange) GTSP 8/0~2



The finale was me again! A 34kg GT. Catching 4 GTs on one trip was a very memorable trip for me.
G-cup (Cloudy black) GTSP 8/0~2




The 4th Tokara GT special trip.

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A massive fish attacked my lure late in the afternoon of the first day.


After the 10 minute fight, the fish which surface was unfortunately a shark.
Length 2m60cm. Forb G-cup (All black)

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Exactly 100kg.


The fish that Mr. Hidaka landed the next morning was unfortunately a Southern Bigeyed jack.
I-cup rocket GTSP 10/0~2

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I also hooked up a fish, but it was unfortunately a 130cm Mahimahi


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At night, the A-cup was on fire with the Big-eyed jacks.
A-cup KATSUICHI BIG 4/0~2


Mr. Hidaka and his Big-eyed jack.
A-cup KATSUICHI BIG 4/0~2

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Consecutive catch by Mr. Hidaka.

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A Big-eyed jack which almost swallowed the A-cup.
A-cup KATSUICHI BIG 4/0~2

The strength of my fishing system has evolved through my various trips and is currently perfect.

The rod, reel, spool, line, leader, sleaves, lures, split-rings, hooks, rain-wear,
cap, polarized lens, and line systems are all perfect!

I would like to thank the manufacturers who support my fishing.


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