Fished Rock Lake yesterday and we took two limits of fish (all rainbows with one bonus kokanee). We started with the 2.44" perch OG1 which has been very effective in the past. But, experimented with other colors on the 2nd rod. As it turned out, the 1.8" fluoro-blue/fluoro-pink OG1 outfished everything in the boat. It caught 80% of our fish.
We were trolling around 2mph at a depth of 20 feet.
Those fish are brining today. Headed for the smoker tomorrow!
Just wrapped up painting 250 lures that'll soon be getting their clear coat.
If you fish winter Kings in Kachemak Bay, take a look at that 2.8" OG2 in fluoro-white/black-scales.
If you fish the local coho in Puget Sound, try the 2.8" OG2 in fluoro-green/chartreuse.
If you're stocking up for spring Chinook in the Columbia, try the 3.3" OG2 in fluoro-green/fluoro-orange.
And, if you're fishing kokanee or trout, take a look at the 2.13" OG1s in fluoro-orange and fluoro-pink!
Received an email from a customer, Matt M., who had done very well on Lake Roosevelt fishing the 2.13" OG1. He created a great video that covers their trip as well as information about rod/reel selection, dodger selection, and lure selection.
I'd highly recommend watching the video. Here's a link.
Our rigger, Jed W., rigged up a bunch of 2.13" OG1s in the new fluoro-blue/fluro-pink color.
I'd sent one to Dennis S. who has been fishing the OG1s in Lake Merwin in western Washington state for the kokanee.
Dennis combined the new OG1 with a Deadly Venom Dodger that's produced by Patrick Lickenheimer. That combination resulted in the following report and photos:
Got our limit today! You’re right. The pink/blue works great! Here are a few pics!!
Thanks so much!"
Dennis: Thanks for the report, the photos, and for putting the OG1s to work. Appreciate all of it!
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:
The fluoro-pink/silver OG spinner has been our most popular color with the kokanee and trout fishermen. So, we decided to add a similar color: fluoro-red/silver.
The following video captures a short 36-second sequence of this new color running in our test tank:
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.