Dana Cowell submitted the below report and photo from his final day out of Port Angeles (8/10):
"I had calm waters as I ran out of the PA (Port Angles) marina.
As soon as I rounded Ediz Hook I slowed down, and started my kicker motor to begin trolling. I put on a Old Goat 2.8 OG2 pink green lure behind a green Hotspot flasher, with 50 ft of wire on the DR, in 180 ft of water, troweling with the current.
I started fishing at 6:15am. I just sat down, and the rod slammed down, line was peeling off the reel! I jumped up and pulled the rod out of the rod holder, and watched as line continued to come off the spool. My drag was set correctly, as the fish soon stopped running, and I reeled the fish closer to the boat. With the fish exhausted and on its side, I could see it was a hatchery Chinook! With the pole in my right hand, and the net, which was looking too small, in my left hand, I managed to scope up the fish! The Chinook weighed 14 pounds and was 30 inches long.
Thank you Old Goat Lures, for another great fishing memory!
Keep up the good work, making these lures!"
Dana! That is a nice looking fish! Thanks for putting the OG2 to work and sending the report! (Appreciate both!!)
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.