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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!


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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

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“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.

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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”

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Terasawa finished 3rd at Nissou Cup 6th and became 2nd position of 2016 year ranking

Nissou Cup 6th which was the final of this year was held on Oct. 9th at Lake Sagami. O.S.P pro staff Terasawa finished 3rd with 3 fish 2165g and got 2nd position of 2016 year ranking. He used brand new bait “Over Ride” 3/16oz (prototype)

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Kanai finished 2nd at TKW tournament 5th!

O.S.P pro staff Syunsuke Kanai claimed 2nd at TKW tournament held at Lake Tsukui on Oct. 6th.

He used 1/2oz heavy Carolina rig of “Do-Live Shad” 3.5


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Kanai finished 4th at NBC chapter Tokyo 6th at Lake Tsukui


Oct. 2nd NBC Tokyo chapter 6th was held at Lake Tsukui Kanagawa Pref. and O.S.P pro staff Syunsuke Kanai finished 4th with 3 fish 1755g.

This is his comment:

Water looked good but a little muddy in the deep, so the condition was not the same. It was almost fall and fish scattered everywhere. I focused on the fish larger than 1 kg that supposed to be suspending 1-3m depth.

I did not make the weight I hoped but I’m happy I got the prize.

Bait:”Do-Live Shad”3.5(soft shell smoke) with 1/32 nail weight
“HP Shad Tail 2.5 (Neon wakasagi) 1/16 drop shot

Terasawa became A.O.Y. of 2016 NBC chapter Tokyo


O.S.P pro staff Youji Terasawa got the A.O.Y. prize of 2016 NBC chapter Tokyo.

Well done!

Kitayama was 5th at BATNET 2017 first!


Toshimichi Kitayama was 5th at BATNET 2017 series first held on Oct.2nd at Lake Biwa.

He talked about the day

Oct.2nd I fished the first match of BATNET 2017. I focused on the north east of Lake Biwa where weeds are scattered like patch on 1.5-2m depth. I checked inside the weed and edge with Texas rig and short leader drop shot and on the weed and around weed I fished with weightless rigged “Do-Live Shad” and 3320g kicker fish attacked 4.5in violently. It helped me my 5th place prize.

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