Had the opportunity last Friday, and Saturday morning, to explore Washington's MA13 and fish it for the first time in over 30 years. Launched the boat with my oldest son, and oldest grandson, with a goal of getting the little guy into his first fish. That goal was reached shortly after launching as he brought in his first salmon. A pink that took the blue/black-scales OG2 in the 3.9" size. Hooked another humpie and had it come off at the boat. A couple of hours later, hooked a decent hatchery Chinook. That Chinook took the green/black-scales OG2 in the 3.9" size. Headed back to the Pt. Defiance boat house and took care of the fish at the cleaning station.
Saturday morning, we launched again. A bit slower than Friday. But, we managed a hot Chinook on the 3.9" white/green/pink OG2 right around the tide change. About the same size as Friday's. Great fight. Actually came out of the water twice! But, when we got it to the boat, it had an intact adipose. So, we released it.
Received a report, and photos, from a fisherman in Yakutat who was putting the Green-UV OG2 in 3.9" size to work for the coho!
What was interesting about this report, though, was that they tried the 2.44 OG1 in green-UV. And, this lure, accounted for a number of coho as well! (This is a first!)
One of our customers, Dave Y., hit Lake Wenatchee recently to focus on the sockeye. As he stated in his report: "...they were the only lures that worked for me." (He replaced the stock treble hooks, on the fluoro-pink OG1s, with a single barbless hook.)
Dave: Appreciate the report, and, the photo!
Before Washington state's Puget Sound closed for Chinook in August, Dana C. took a couple of nice fish with the OG2. One weighed 13 pounds; the other 15.
Dana: Appreciate the photos and the reports!
Just received the following report and photos from Eric and Jan at G'Day Charters out of Valdez, Alaska:
"24 silvers, 4 kings ALL with your lures
Fabulous day today. Every fish caught on OG lures. We tried other lures, herring etc. All caught on OG2’s. Hope you like the pics. Holding them on glacier ice to get back to the harbor. "
We absolutely appreciate this report and the photos! (Order your OG2s now through our online store.)
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.