Last May, a commercial fisherman in Alaska, Dave D., contacted us and asked if we'd paint a couple of 3.9" lure bodies for him in fluoro-green and fluoro-orange. When I hit the paint room, I decided to go ahead and paint a large batch in this color. Glad I did!
We were fishing out of Sekiu, Washington last Wednesday. And, started with our fluoro-green/chartreuse OG2 that had been so effective a year ago. Things were slow; so, I tied on the 3.9" OG2 in fluoro-green/fluoro-orange. That color surprised us: It caught all of the fish that we put in the cooler.
Kudos to Dave D. for that request!
Below is a quick video of the trip. (Early on, there's footage of a salmon that surprised us and attacked the lure next to the boat while we were trying to get the line clipped into the downrigger...)
Received the below report and photo from Dana C. last Wednesday who was fishing the 3.9" OG2 in fluoro-green/orange out of Port Angeles for the Chinook:
"I limited today at Port Angeles, using the OG2 green orange Old Goat lure! The fish were 10# and 13#. Great salmon fishing lures😃!"
Dana! Thanks for putting the OG2 to work and reporting the results!
We'd sold out of our 2.8" OG2s (in fluoro-green/chartreuse) a little over a week ago. These were the lures that had been very effective for us in fishing the local coho in Puget Sound with Captain Dale on the Ruby D.
Well, as of today, these lures are back in stock and available through our online store! (Many thanks to our master rigger, Jed W., for getting these lures back in stock!)
A customer reported that they were attempting to purchase lures using Square and our online store. Apparently, when they entered a valid CVV for their credit card, Square rejected the transaction.
We've contacted Square and requested an explanation and resolution. In the interim, if this happens to you, we'd suggest re-starting the transaction and using PayPal (the other payment option that our store supports.)
And, if this has happened to you, we apologize for the hassle and inconvenience!
We were able to make it up to Masons Resort in Sekiu, Washington to fish for the kings and coho last week. Our primary purpose was to test several new colors of the 3.3" OG2. (The first was a fluoro-green/black-scales, the second was a modification to our blue/black-scales (added a chartreuse layer), and the third was fluoro-green/chartreuse.)
We fished these lures behind a 10" Big Als fish flash in fluoro-green/chartreuse. And, I attached a pro-troll light to the backside of the Big Al's. (We set the pro-troll light in blink mode.)
The results impressed us. We had a lot of hook ups. A number of shakers. But, we also caught a decent number of solid fish!
Here's a brief video of the trip:
Received the below report and photos from Trevor P. who has been fishing the fluoro-pink OG1 for the kokanee:
"Been slaying it with the OG1 Kokanee pink 2.44--trolled @ 1.5-1.8 mph in clear water. Managed to bag three 18-inch Kokanee in a lake where the usual is 12 inchers."
Trevor: Thanks for the report and the photos! Appreciate both!
We're releasing several of our new OG spinners to our online store. If you're a trout, walleye, or kokanee fisherman, you'll want a couple of these new lures in your tackle box.
The counter-rotating blades on these spinners emit a unique vibration profile that triggers the strike.
Courtesy of our master rigger, Jed W., we have a batch of new 3.8" OG2s for the salmon fishermen!
They're available through our online store.
I enjoyed a quick trip Thursday morning on the Ruby D as we chased the native coho. Captain Dale knows that local water and the fishery!
We used the outing as an opportunity to test the new OG spinner/hoochie rig and compare its effectiveness to the OG2 salmon lures. At the end of the day, the hoochie did ok; but, the most effective lure was the 2.8" OG2 in fluoro-green/chartreuse. (This lure was so effective that Captain Dale used it the next day when he was guiding four clients. They managed to catch their limit (10 fish) in under an hour. And, of those 10 fish, 6 were taken with the fluoro-green OG2!)
If you're new to salmon fishing; or, if your boat is in the shop, and you need to get on the water, I'd highly recommend Captain Dale!
Quick video of our trip below:
Chris D. ran the first test of our OG spinner-blades with a hoochie today. Below is his report:
"Fished MA10 for resident coho and couldn't keep them off the new OG counter rotating blades with the hoochie! We quickly got five coho and got off the water before the pending thunderstorm this afternoon or else I'm sure the OG would have gotten us our limit. We lost a few at the boat thinking we didn't need a net for the little guys, rookie mistake."
Chris: Absolutely appreciate the report and your willingness to put the new gear to work! Thank you!
For those interested in purchasing, we're fine-tuning the blades and running a few more tests. Once this is done, the rigged spinners and hoochies will appear on our store. (Look for them towards the last week of June.)
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.