Dana Cowell put the OG2 in 2.8" size to work on the Chinook in Puget Sound. Below is his report for the 26th:
"Here is my fishing report to share for 8-26-2017:
The Old Goat OG2 green blue behind a green hotspot flasher is catching the Kings at Pt Robinson! I got the 5 pounder at 6:30am and the 10 pounder at 7:30am. Both at about 80 ft of wire in 100 to 120 ft of water. Nice limiting out so close to home!
Living the dream!"
Dana: Many thanks for putting the lure to work and submitting the report and picture. Appreciate both! --Donn
We were able to pull the boat over to Mason's Resort at Sekiu on Wednesday, the 23rd of August. Put it in the water that evening and then prepped our gear for the following morning.
We hit the water around 6am. On one side of the boat, we were fishing a 2.8" OG2 on the other a 3.9" version of the same lure. Within a short time, it became apparent that the salmon wanted that 3.9" lure. So, we put it on both sides of the boat.
The end result was three days of very productive fishing for coho and pink salmon. The following video captures the essence:
Dana Cowell submitted his fourth (and final) report for his week at Sekiu:
"Sekiu fishing report for 8-4-2017:
Fished Sekiu for 6 hours this Friday morning (8-4-2017). My fishing setup is shown in the photo (OG2 lure with a 3/0 Owner Siwash hook, 42-inch leader, behind a green hotspot flasher).
All of my fishing was with a down rigger, usually with 90 ft of wire out, trolling with, or across, the current. The nine pound hatchery Chinook in the photo was taken near the green buoy just off Slip Point (90 ft of wire in 120 ft of water).
Later I saw an "arch" (fish) on my fish finder at 150 ft in 230 ft of water and I quickly let out 160 ft of wire. As soon as I sat down, the pole bounced and it was FISH ON! Nice fight for a pink, which was about 6 pounds! It's cool when the fish finder actually finds a fish, rather than just telling me how deep they are! I released the pink, and, went back to 90 ft of wire.
I lost one OG2 lure on a strong clip release. The line was a little "rough" due to the number of fish I was hooking, and should have been replaced! I had about seven other shakers this morning. Another great day on the water!
I am very impressed with the Old Goat OG2 lures, for catching salmon!"
Dana: Thank you for these reports! And, for your willingness to put the OG2 to work there in Sekiu. We appreciate it! --Donn
While testing the OG2 out of Sekiu; Dana Cowell experimented with an Owner Siwash 3/0 hook. He indicated that this hook resulted in very few fish being lost.
Below is a photo of the original Matzuo 4/0 octopus hook below the Siwash hook which Dana added to the lure:
Dana Cowell submitted the following report for yesterday's fishing out of Sekiu:
"Sekiu fishing report for 8-2-2017:
Had a full day of fishing the waters of Sekiu today! My fishing partner, Winston McClanahan, and I hooked at least 29 fish in the 8 hours we were on the water. Except for the first couple hours, that I fished a herring-aid Coho Killer behind a dodger with a diver, all fish were hooked on Old Goat OG2's.
The diver set up with the Coho Killer was hooking less fish than the Old Goat OG2/green hotspot-flasher/down rigger set up. So we fished the rest of the day with just OG2s on both poles. We fished all over with gear at 30 to 100 feet deep. We kept 2 of the 5 pinks we brought to the boat, released 2 nice sized wild Chinook and 1 nice wild Coho. Last fish of the day was a hatchery Chinook which we kept. Photos are of two of the fish we kept."
Dana: Thanks for putting the OG2 to work out there!
We received the below report from Dana Cowell who's fishing Coho with the new OG2 lure:
"Fishing report for day one at Sekiu 8-1-2017:...
I hooked 8 fish in 3 hours of fishing this afternoon. One hatchery Coho I kept (photo) and a similar size wild Coho I released, plus 6 small shakers. All on the Old Goat OG2 lure, green hotspot flasher, 100 ft of wire in 200 to 500 ft of water North of Slip Point."
Dana: Thanks for putting the OG2 to work! (That is a nice coho!)
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.