22" Rainbow on 1.8" OG1
Had a chance to get out with two good friends yesterday and fish the OG1s on Potholes Reservoir in eastern Washington state.
The day started slow. Two downriggers with flashers and a variety of OG1s, one rod running a long line with a 1/2 ounce trolling weight and an OG1. We had one brief hit off of Medicare beach (where we started). But, it was dead after this.
Towards evening, moved north to the dunes, trolling east/west in 20 to 30 feet of water. (Removed the flashers and fished the lures solo, near the surface, with 1/2 ounce to 1 ounce trolling weight and the stock leaders.) Had a serious take-down on the center rod that was trolling a 1.8" fluoro pink OG1 behind 1/2 ounce of lead. This brought our biggest 'bow to date to the net. (Measured 22 inches.)
Not long after this, we had an even stronger takedown on the 1.8" fluoro green/pink-tail OG1. But, the drag was set a little too tight and the fish snapped the leader after turning on the surface and running away from the boat.
What started as a generally slow day finished well with one fish to the boat and another getting away.
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