Fished out of Sekiu last week. Since the salmon fishing is closed off of Washington, we crossed into Canadian waters and fished the south end of Vancouver Island. (In order to do this, you’ll need a Canadian fishing license, a completed I68 form, your passport, etc. And, you’ll need to phone each country’s reporting center before entering their waters.)
Based on reports at Mason’s Resort, the hot lure was the Coho Killer in the Herring Aide pattern (#395). On Thursday morning, we decided to put a new version of the OG1 to the test—fishing the Coho Killer off of a downrigger on one side of the boat and the new OG1 behind a green/chrome Big Al’s fish flash and a small diving planer on the other side.
Below is a picture of the new OG1 in 2.8”, it has a fluorescent white body, a green back, and a red lip:
We were fishing the upper 30 feet of water, just inside the Canadian border. When all was said and done, the Coho Killer caught 1 hatchery fish and the OG1 nailed 3. (We had our limit in several hours.) Both lures took a number of native fish (with the adipose intact) which we released.
Below is a picture of the results:
If you're looking to catch Coho, I'd get the necessary Canadian paperwork, head for Sekiu, and stay at Mason's. (Excellent resort and great staff!)
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.