Met my brother Saturday morning (9/26) and dropped the boat in the water at Port Orchard. Headed east, around the south end of Bainbridge Island and then north towards Shilshole Bay where a number of boats were trolling. Joined the pack.
Within 30 minutes, had our first fish on the 2.8 green/chartreuse OG2. 30 minutes later, had our 2nd fish. Wind picked up. So we called it a day. All in all, a great way to end the 2020 summer season for salmon!
We were trolling the 2.8" OG2 behind a 10" Big Al's Fish Flash. We had 100 feet of cable out. And, we maintained a minimum 45-degree angle in the cable.
The following video covers a quick trip to Sekiu, Washington to fish the coho salmon this past week:
Received the following report from Dana C. who was fishing the 2.8" OG2 out of Sekiu for the coho yesterday:
"Fished Sekiu about three hours Friday morning to get our limit of hatchery Coho! We released four nice wild Coho in the process. The Old Goat 2.8 OG2 white with black scales caught all fish 🎣👍🙂! Of the fish we kept, one was at 40 feet of cable, and the other three were at 70 feet of cable. We stayed in 550 to 650 feet of water. The hatchery Coho were 5.5 to 7.5 pounds each.
The Old Goat OG2 lures, are continuing to out fish 🎣 all my other lures!!! Thank you very much, for making lures I can count on too put fish in the box!"
Dana! Absolutely appreciate your putting the OG2 to work and reporting the results! Thank you!!
Dana C. emailed the following report and photos from his trip to Sekiu, Washington last week to fish for coho salmon:
"I just got back from a successful fishing trip to Sekiu! I broke the 2.8 OG2 black/white lure on the fourth Coho, on Day 1. I need to remember to slide the lure away from the hook, before handling the fish! Day 2, and Day 3, I used the 2.8 OG2 green/black lure, which worked almost as good as the black/white colored lure. Most of the fish were around 5#’s. The biggest Coho was 10#’s, caught on Day 3.
Thanks for making a variety of great lures, that catch Coho!"
Dana: Thanks for putting the OG2s to work and reporting the results! Appreciate both!
We spent a good bit of time experimenting with different OG2 colors and sizes for the Coho two weeks ago in Sekiu, Washington. At the end of the day, the most productive lure was our 2.8" OG2 in fluoro-green/chartreuse.
We fished this lure using the leader length out of the box. And, we fished it behind a 10" Big Al's Fish Flash. (See the photo below.)
I like the minimal drag created by the Fish Flash. We've had issues periodically, with the standard 11" flashers, creating enough extra drag to cause our downrigger clips to release prematurely. This doesn't happen with the Fish Flash.
In addition to the lure and the flasher, I attached a Pro Troll strike-lite to the fish flash. We run the strike-lite with an intermittent flash setting on the LED:
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.