Jeff Peterson of Kodiak Combos in Old Harbor, Alaska created a great video for Fish Alaska magazine. This video discusses everything from leader selection to leader length to hook selection, to flashers, to lures, and other gear. (If you go to the Kodiak Combos website, you'll see that Jeff's techniques work!)
At 7:28 minutes into the video, Jeff features the OG2!
We were letting an OG2 out behind the boat last September. Had just clipped the lure into the downrigger with our video camera attached. To everyone's surprise, a salmon attacked that lure when it was just feet from the boat.
Click this link to see the clip.
If you're fishing the kings or coho in the salt this summer; that fluoro-green/fluoro-orange OG2 is one of the first lures I'd put behind the boat!
Had read a report on one of the kokanee forums that a fisherman was having serious success with a chartreuse/fluoro-pink color combination.
Decided to create a new spinner with these colors. And, as a result of the hard work of our master rigger, Jed W., they're available now via our online store!
(Our spinners are unique in that the dual blades are counter-rotating. This means they're constantly reflecting light in opposing directions. And, these counter-rotating blades also create a unique vibration profile.)
I'd sent several of our OG2s to Captain Travis White of Keweenaw Charters in Michigan state. He had a chance to run the 5" fluoro-green/chartreuse OG2 last Friday. Below is his report (and a photo he included). He's nicknamed that OG2 the "Celery Stick"!
The first time I got one of your lures wet was this past Friday. Instant success on the lake trout! I fished the green "celery stick" all weekend behind a 00 silver dodger. It produced a good number of trout as well as some nice size fish too. It honestly was a top producer, and I'd say it performs equally as well if not better than running a spin-n-glow behind the dodger. The larger size w/ the saltwater hook is definitely the way to go for the trout, I wouldn't want anything smaller. The plug has great action in the water, and I also feel the hooking configuration resulted in a pretty high hooking and landing rate. My clients were very impressed and all thought this was a cool lure! I'll try to get some more photos of it in action as I am able. Attached is a shot from this past weekend.
Travis: Absolutely appreciate your putting the OG2 to work and reporting the results! Thank you!
We tested the design of a new spinner blade last winter on Rock Lake. And, it proved to be very effective. You can see it running in the video we captured that day.
Thanks to the work of our master rigger, Jed W., these spinners are now available through our online store. Get yours now!
Mark Damron, a guide in California, requested a couple of new colors for the 1.8" OG1 (blue/pink and gold/white). We painted up two batches and he put them to work in his local waters. Below is his report and a photo of the results:
Several weeks ago I asked Donn at Old Goat Lures to paint me some custom 1.8 OG' s in pink/blue and gold. Donn came through and I put the new colors too work on Lake Pardee, Ca. The results were GREAT! The pink/blue never came off the rod. 2 Limits of kokanee in under 2 hours, that's 20 for myself and partner and a bonus rainbow. Paired with a Rocky Mountain Tackle Bahama Mama 4.5 dodger @ 35-58 ft., 1.3-1.7 mph, kokanee feast scented corn, this combination was lights out. Back this Sat. with 4 new kokanee anglers, will be definitely putting my OG's to work again, Thanks Donn, be ready for another order from me soon. Regards, Mark Damron, Cool California
Mark: Absolutely appreciate your putting our gear to work and reporting the results! Thank you!
Due to the hard work of our master rigger, Jed W., we have 1.8" and 2.13" OG1s back in stock for the kokanee fishermen!
Order yours now through our online store.
Dave Y. has been putting the OG1s to work in eastern Washington: on Big Meadow lake and Blue Lake. Below are two photos from each respective trip.
Dave: Absolutely appreciate your putting our gear to work and taking the time to report the results!
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.