Home > Hottopics


1 Hi everyone! Jay here.

With the first few +℃ days among us , I jumped into my shag mobile and headed 9 hours north! Yep! That’s right, time to break out the jigheads, bullet weights and my favorite O.S.P softbaits! As with everything else in life, there’s no 100% promises that when going fishing your going to catch anything but I really needed to get back out there after a long, cold winter.

Getting back to the no promises in life thing, I found out that the weather/location can change very quickly (which it did) and that made the fishing(catching) part of the trip a whole lot more challenging than I would haved liked.

That being said, and after taking an extra day of practice to locate those finiky fish, I had found a few schools of black rockfish that were ready to feed on a well placed Dolivehog 2.5 or Hp shadtail 4.2! or so I had thought……..

Being pumped and knowing I would slam the fish the following night (the tides were perfect)I returned home early with a smile…. Little did I realize I was about to experience the most shocking upset in my fishing career. (Ok, a little over the hill )

The next evening, I returned to my spot I had found only to be greated by 2 monster cranes and a small army of dump trucks who were digging out my money hole! After all the time and energy spent on this past trip , all I managed to come home with was a couple photos and the realization that I needed to up my game for my next trip.

Don’t get me wrong! I enjoyed my trip up there, I was just expecting a little more action.

Next time for sure!

2 3

Saito wins and Otsuka 4th at SINZANKAI tournament 3rd


SINZANKAI tournament 3rd O.S.P cup was held at Katakura Dam in Chiba Pref.on Nov. 13th. O.S.P pro staff Masaya Saito wins with 1810g. And also O.S.P pro staff Takashi Otuka finished 4th with 1455g.

Hayashi wins NBC Chapter Champion ship eastern final!


O.S.P pro staff Kodai Hayashi wins NBC Chapter Championship eastern final held at Lake Takataki in Chiba Pref. on Nov. 13th with 2 fish 1890g.

This championship was fished by 26 anglers that is top 5 of Tohoku, Kanto A, Kanto B, Kanto C, and Chubu-Shinetsu division and winner of last year.

He was from Chubu-Shinetsu division. Congrats!

His bait was neko-rigged Do-Live Crawler 4.5

O.S.P baits dominated Korean tournament


G LEAGUE winter tournament was held on 6th Nov. at Nakutogan river in Korea, Mingner won with O.S.P baits.

The temperature of that morning was 2℃、he caught bass that moved down to deep water with High-Pitcher 1oz DC and caught other fish from cover with texas rigged Do-Live Shrimp 6 and snagless neko-rigged Do-Live Curly.

2120g kicker was caught with Blitz EX-DR.

His winning weight was 5165g(5fish)


YAMATO O.S.P SPEC2, Global Color New Arrival!!


Terasawa finished 3rd at Lake Tsukui tourism cup.

O.S.P pro staff Yoji Terasawa finished 3rd at Lake Tsukui tourism cup held on Oct. 23rd at Lake Tsukui.




Northern Rocking!!

Hey y’all!

This past week I was fortunate enough to spend a few days in the Tohoku region of Japan. The Tohoku region is renound for having a record stock of rockfish.

This trip proved that hype to be true. I managed to catch decent numbers of fish each night , and also landed 3 fish that measured over my previous record.

Those 3 fish were taken on 3 different OSP softbaits!

1st fish measured at 37cm and was taken on an HP Shadtail 3.1″ rigged on a 1/16oz jighead which I used with a steady retrieve.

2nd fish measured at 37.5cm and was taken on an HP Shadtail 3.6″ which I rigged texas style, with a 3g head weight. I used a lift and tension fall presentation with this rig. The tension fall approach allowed my bait to stay in the strike zone longer and also allowed me to feel even the smallest of strikes.

3rd. Fish measured at 39cm and was taken on a DoLive Stick 3.5″ which I rigged in a back slide setting tipped with a 1/16oz. nail sinker. I used this rig to make technical approaches around and under docks.

Needless to say, but with a doubt, OSP softbaits have a bright future in both fresh and saltwater applications!

Can’t wait to try them next week in southern Japan!

Until next time, Great fishing!


a3 a4 a5 a6 a1 a2

Yamazoe won the final of NAB tournament!

O.S.P pro staff Daisuke Yamazoe won the final of NAB tournament held at Inba-Numa on Oct. 16th bringing 3710g to the scale.

He caught 2530g big fish with “Do-Live Shrimp” 4.8

v1 v3 v2

“Orikin” finished 3rd at NAB tournament final and got the A.O.Y. title!

O.S.P pro staff Kazuki Orikane aka “Orikin” finished 3rd at NAB tournament final held at Inba-Numa on Oct. 16th. That made him A.O.Y. of this year.

zz1 zz2

Takeuchi did it! Won TBC 2016 classic!

O.S.P pro staff Kazuhiro Takeuchi won TBC classic 2016 held at Tone River on Oct. 16th with 4 fish 4043g.

His bait was “Jig 01” and “ Blitz MAX”

s1 s2

Back to Top