Swift Reservoir (SW Washington State)
Mike Carey, of NW Fishing Reports, hit Swift with several friends on Monday. They were able to run a test of the OG1. Below is an excerpt from his report:
"Our action was non-stop all day and by 2:30pm we had limited out the boat. The hot lure of the day was an Old Goat in orange, smallest size lure. Very impressive! We also got to try out Luke’s “two fer one” lure set up where he runs a diving plug as one lure and another lure on a “y” set up up from the diving plug. Pretty effective and we actually caught two fish at once on this set up, the first time that had ever happened according to Luke."
To read the full report, and, to see pictures of the results: click this link.
(Mike: Many thanks for taking the time to test the OG1. We absolutely appreciate it!)
Rainbows on the 2.8 inch:
A new customer, who fishes the lakes in SW Washington state, posted the following report on a local forum:
"Spent day on a secret lake yesterday. Had 9 on with 6 in the net. I fished out of an Outcast Pro Stealth one man pontoon boat with a 30 lb thrust minnkota on it. All fish were all from 16 to over 19, except for one at 14 inches. Had one right beside the boat pushing 5 pounds. I can't say enough good about the new Old Guy 1---2.8 inch fluorescent lure that Donn makes.. It worked awesome."
Denny was fishing the 2.8" with the fluorescent-pink strip. To read his complete report, click this link.
(Denny: Thanks for taking the time to try the OG1! We appreciate it!)
Report from Lake Roosevelt
Noticed the following excerpt from a fishing report on Lake Roosevelt:
"We finally managed to get 5 in the boat when the wind started howling; big waves. Decided to troll our way back into the arm and I put on a small orange OG1 that Donn from Old Goat Lures put together for me. It scored the biggest fish of the day; thanks Donn."
To read the full report, click this link.
(Alan: Absolutely appreciate your taking the time to test the OG1!)
New 2.8" lures
We've added two new 2.8" lures to our freshwater collection. The first has a fluorescent pink strip along the exterior. The second has a fluorescent orange strip along the exterior.
The fluorescent pink strip fished well on Rock Lake last week and took two of the steelhead plants.
You can order either through our store tab.
Rock Lake: November 11
Enjoyed a bluebird day on Rock Lake--testing a 2.8" OG1 with a narrow fluorescent pink stripe. (And, an identical lure with a narrow fluorescent orange strip.)
While orange has been the ideal color on previous trips to Rock, fluorescent pink was the most productive color yesterday.
The fishing turned on for about an hour at 11:30, then it went dead. It was four hours before we had our next fish.
Below is a quick video:
Sprague Lake: Lure Test
I wanted to test the new 3.9 inch lures with the single fluorescent stripe on the exterior. (I'd painted up a couple of 2.8 inch lures with the same pattern: A single fluorescent orange or pink stripe on the exterior.) This color scheme seems to work well with the translucent plastic in the lure body.
We made the two hour drive to Sprague Lake and were on the water around 11am. The weather was incredible--hard to believe it was early November! We motored over to the north shore and started trolling around the cluster of small islands. Continued east along the shore without any action. Simultaneously noticed several boats fishing the south shore; so, we headed across.
The fishing picked up soon after we arrived along that south shoreline. We were trolling 30 or 40 yards from the shore itself and it seemed like we picked up at least one fish with each pass. The new color scheme works.
Below is a short video:
Below are two pictures: one of the 18-inch 'bow and the other of our stringer:
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.