I had the privilege of fishing with Rob and Hilary Holman and Mike Carey (of NWFR TV), and Dean Teegarden of Wiggle Fin Tackle, a year ago. We took the boat out to Sekiu, in September, and targeted the coho.
The NWFR TV crew captured video of the entire trip. And, I just noticed that they recently published a short snippet that describes the origins of Wiggle Fin and Old Goat Lures.
In case it's of interest, here's the video:
Every September, the ocean coho start pushing into Washington's Puget Sound as they head for the rivers. Had a chance to head out this past Wednesday and fish Washington's MA10 with several fishermen. The goal was to try a couple of new colors and sizes of the OG2.
We did ok. Not lights out; but, four decent coho for our effort. (Curiously, a small pink/white OG2 was one of the new lures that did well for us. I'd painted that lure last year to test for the pinks that run during odd years in the Sound. My nephew decided to clip it on and it fished well for the silvers!)
Three weeks ago, we ran a test on a new 5" glow OG2 in the green color. What we discovered is that when we fished this lure before the sun was over the horizon, it was hands-down, our most effective offering. (Once the sun came up, our 3.3" OG2 in blue/black-scales started dominating. But, for that early bite, the green glow, in the 5" size, was the color!)
They're available now on the store!
Had a chance to head to Masons Resort in Sekiu, Washington this past week for a couple of days of fishing. The highlight was catching up with a good friend that I'd bow-hunted with for a number of years here in Idaho. It was an amazing trip.
Lots of fish. And, I do mean a lot of fish. But, since we could only keep the clipped coho, we left with a total of 4.
The morning bite was the most predictable. We fished 500 feet of water with 40 to 90 feet on the cable. (We started shallow as the sun was rising and then moved deeper.)
The hot lures were a new 5" glow-green OG2 and our standby--the 3.3" OG2 in blue/black-scales. The glow lure was especially effective in the early morning hour--before the sun had actually risen.
Due to the diligent work of our son and daughter-in-law, we've been able to restock our supply of OG spinners.
The blades on these spinners are created with UV-glow plastic. And, their counter-rotating action creates a unique vibration profile that kokanee and trout can't resist!
Available now via our online store
We're getting ready to offer salmon fishermen a new Green Glow OG2 in the 3.9" and 5" sizes.
Below is a short video of freshly painted lures from our paint room:
My brother and his son continue to take some really nice coho out of the salt near Valdez, Alaska.
Today's hot lure was the green/orange OG2:
My brother, his son, and friends are fishing out of Valdez, Alaska for the coho. They were fishing OG2s. The most productive colors: white/black-scales, purple/black-scales, and yellow-glow.
He indicates they were trolling the OG2s with 50 feet on the cable, behind a green/reflective 11" flasher.
The original yellow-glow OG2 has proven to be very effective. So, we decided to add two more glow colors: green and white! (They're available in the 3.3" size.)
Order yours now through the store.
Just received the below report and photos from Dana C. who was fishing this past week out of Sekiu, Washington for the kings and coho:
"A 15 pound King was taken with the 3.3 inch UV OG2 lure behind a chrome flasher, 55 feet of cable just off the bottom. I later broke my leader and lost that lure trying to release a 25 plus pound wild King at the boat. On another day we caught a 8 pound King with the 3.9 inch UV OG2 lure behind a white UV flasher, 55 feet of cable in 70 feet of water. We kept some small Coho, and released some big wild Kings with both lure sizes. These new Glow OG2 lures are hooking some big Kings at Sekiu this year…..and some of them are hatchery keepers! Thanks for producing great lures, that consistently put salmon in the box!"
Dana: Thanks for the report and the photos!
The Glow OG2s are available through our online store. (Just scroll to the bottom of the Salmon lure section.)
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.