A couple of fishermen chasing Blackmouth in the Puget Sound reported a successful outing this past weekend. They were fishing the OG2 in fluroscent white with black scales. To view the report, click the link below:
Denny W. was fishing the orange as well as the perch OG1 in a lake in southwest Washington state earlier this week. He submitted the following report and pictures:
"Donn: It was pretty much sunny conditions all day, 2-3 mph winds, clear green water-8ft plus visibility, 39 degree water temp, Old Goat's in mainly orange, but also perch worked great in the morning..."
Denny: We appreciate your taking the time to fish the OG1s and report the results! Thank you!
One of our Washington State customers, Randy R., fished the 2.8" OG2 in fluorescent white/green/pink on Saturday in the south Puget Sound. He took one nice blackmouth and lost two others at the boat.
Picture of the fish he took below.
(Randy: We absolutely appreciate your taking the time to put the OG2 to work for those fish!)
We've posted a short video to YouTube that lets you examine the action of our freshwater and saltwater lures (the OG1 and OG2).
The video contains segments at full- and half-speed to help you really see how our lures imitate a baitfish:
Received the following report from Denny W. who has been fishing the OG1 in local lakes for trout:
"Donn: Just wanted to let you know that your 2.44 inch fluorescent orange OG1 worked exceptionally well for me again over here on the west side. Got to fish for 5 hours before the wind blew me off the lake this morning. My little 8 foot pram can only take big waves so long and then I have to call it quits. I had a super morning tho. Had aproximately 31 fish on and managed to get 28 to the boat."
Denny: Thanks for the report!
(Attaching a pic of one of his 'bows below.)
When I was tying flies, there were times when subtle changes to a pattern would significantly improve the results. For example, using a brighter thread in the thorax of a dry fly, or, adding a strand of tinsel to the marabou tail of a leech or wooly bugger could double the hookups.
Yesterday, we had similar results from a subtle change to the color of the 2.8" OG1 perch-pattern. Rather than an olive-green paint, we applied a translucent dark-green. When we tested this lure in Lake Roosevelt, the results surprised us. The new translucent-green outfished all of the other OG1s combined. (And, we did fish the original olive-green at one point.)
Below are pics of the results. And, in one photo, you'll see the new lure and the old lure side-by-side: the new lure is in the foreground.
(Every rainbow in that cooler was caught on the new 2.8" OG1.)
Note that we'll only be selling the new color from this point forward on the store.
Took a couple of friends out to Rock Lake in Eastern Washington. Beautiful fall day!
We initially fished the north end of the lake; but, it's full of small planted rainbows. Decided to let these fish rest for another year and moved south, along the eastern shore about a mile. Picked up seven nice fish for the smoker: 3 German brown trout and 4 rainbows.
The bulk of the fish came on a 2.8" OG1 in the perch pattern. We trolled this behind a 1.5 ounce crescent weight. (No flasher or attractor.) The 2nd most effective lure was a 1.8" OG1 in fluorescent pink.
A few pics below:
One of our customers, Denny Whalen, has been putting the OG1 lures to use for trout in SW Washington. Below is his most recent report from a day ago (and a few pictures):
"Donn: What a day we had! Never had to use anything but the 2.44 inch orange OG1. I’m pretty sure we had at least 60 fish that we released between the two of us. We pretty much did the usual. 50 feet of mono attached to a sinking line that we let out about 1- 1/2 colors and tr...olled at about #2 or #3 on the electric motor. Most of the fish were 15-16 inches, but some got up just over 18 inches. To say the least we had a ball. We are looking forward to fishing the lake as soon as I get back from Utah. Can hardly wait. Thanks again for the lures. They have worked awesome for me each time I’ve used them. Tim says thanks too.
Denny: Thanks for taking the time to fish the OG1 and submit this report! (Appreciate both!!)
Made a trip to Mason's Resort in Sekiu, Washington at the end of last week. Fished Thursday and Friday for coho across the shipping lanes in Canadian water. (You can purchase a Canadian license online now. And, as long as you don't anchor or go ashore, you can cross the shipping lanes with your license and start fishing.)
We ran both 2.8" and 3.9" OG2s. A month ago, the 3.9" lures had outfished the 2.8" lures. But, this time around, the 2.8" lures were the ticket. And, the fluorescent white/black scales seemed to be the most effective color. We caught a number of wild fish which we released. But, we also took a nice hatchery buck.
Short video below:
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.