Several charter-boat skippers in New Zealand are interested in targeting local species with the OG1 and OG2. (These are the 5" version of both lures.)
They're rigged with 135lb stainless leaders and terminal tackle rated at 160lbs or better. (Owner 3/0 stinger hooks.)
Looking forward to hearing how they fish!
Just received another report and photo from Heath K. in Cordova, Alaska who is fishing the winter kings in Prince William Sound:
"Same lure, same results. Landed three, kept this big buck. Very pleased with OG so far."
Heath! Many thanks for the report, and, for putting the OG2 to work up there! (The lure in the photo is a 3.9" OG2 in fluoro-white with black scales.)
Received the below report and picture from Heath K. in Cordova, Alaska who was out fishing the salt for salmon this week with the 3.9" OG2 in fluoro-white with black scales:
"Finally back on the water. Landed four today on the 3.9 ... Remembered to snap a pic at the last minute."
Heath: Thanks for putting the OG2 to work up there! (And, thanks for the report and photo!!)
The demand for the fluorescent orange OG1s in 1.8" and 2.44" surprised us. Thanks to the hard work of our rigger, Jed W., we've been resupplied.
Get your OG1s now, before they sell out again! (To order, click this link to our online store.)
Received the below report and photos from Mike M. who ordered several new OG1s last week:
"Thanks for the fast delivery, they came in today and look great. The trout have been slamming them the last two times out to Liberty and Sprague Lakes. We even got a few Lahontan Cutthroats out of Sprague. Had heard they were there, but first time caught any. I attached a couple pics. It was 21"."
Mike: Thanks for the report and for putting the lures to work out there! Appreciate both!
Received the following report and photos from Denny W. who is fishing the 2.44" OG1 in southwest Washington state for the rainbow trout:
"Fished from 8-3 with 56 to the net. All on the orange OG1. An amazing lure for sure. I did manage to loose the orange OG1's you sent to me recently. One broke off when the fish hit it, and the other broke off when I got it up to the back of the boat and managed to swim right into the prop of the kicker motor that was running and broke off. Argh! So please send me 2 more of the solid orange/lighter underside in the 2.44 inch size. Thanks. It was the best day I've ever had at the lake near me. Hope it was a nice day over your way. Nothing but sunshine here."
Denny! Thanks for putting the OG1s to work. Appreciate it!
The folks at Northwest Fishing Reports have been adding new features and functionality to their site. Among these features are detailed reports for a given sponsor.
If you're interested in reading the collection of reports for Old Goat Lures, click on this link.
(And, hats off to the NWFR crew for adding this feature!)
When we fished Sekiu last Thursday and Friday, I had the privilege of bringing a good friend Jed and his wife Sophie. (Jed has tackled rigging for us this past summer. His work here allowed me to focus on repairing 3D printers, painting lures, and managing inventory/website/etc.)
Jed told me that his wife would be bringing a camera and creating a short video. She did. And, what she created is hands-down the best video anyone has pulled together for the business. Couldn't be more thankful for these two and the work they've done to help move us forward!
And, the video--here's a link.
(Music credits to Old Friend - Silent Partner.)
The 5" OG2 in fluoro-green/chartreuse took us by surprise 3 weeks ago when we ran a quick test out of Sekiu, Washington.
We published the results. But, wanted to be sure that this first outing wasn't a fluke. So, last week, we made the 10 hour drive to Sekiu again. Brought more of the 5" OG2s and re-ran our tests. No flasher, no downrigger, just a solo lure fished fast. (The angle of the downrigger cable was well over 45 degrees--closer to 60.)
Last week's trip solidified our conclusion: That lure, and that color, are very effective for the coho. (In addition, it hooked a number of Blackmouth salmon that we released.)
The following video shows the results of this 2nd outing:
We just added a link in the online store to our new 5" OG2 in fluoro-green and chartreuse. This is the color that had fished exceptionally well out of Sekiu two weeks ago.
We found that fishing this lure solo (without a flasher) was very effective for the Coho. Especially when trolled fast!
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.