Received the below report and photos from Mike M. who ordered several new OG1s last week:
"Thanks for the fast delivery, they came in today and look great. The trout have been slamming them the last two times out to Liberty and Sprague Lakes. We even got a few Lahontan Cutthroats out of Sprague. Had heard they were there, but first time caught any. I attached a couple pics. It was 21"."
Mike: Thanks for the report and for putting the lures to work out there! Appreciate both!
Received the following report and photos from Denny W. who is fishing the 2.44" OG1 in southwest Washington state for the rainbow trout:
"Fished from 8-3 with 56 to the net. All on the orange OG1. An amazing lure for sure. I did manage to loose the orange OG1's you sent to me recently. One broke off when the fish hit it, and the other broke off when I got it up to the back of the boat and managed to swim right into the prop of the kicker motor that was running and broke off. Argh! So please send me 2 more of the solid orange/lighter underside in the 2.44 inch size. Thanks. It was the best day I've ever had at the lake near me. Hope it was a nice day over your way. Nothing but sunshine here."
Denny! Thanks for putting the OG1s to work. Appreciate it!
The folks at Northwest Fishing Reports have been adding new features and functionality to their site. Among these features are detailed reports for a given sponsor.
If you're interested in reading the collection of reports for Old Goat Lures, click on this link.
(And, hats off to the NWFR crew for adding this feature!)
When we fished Sekiu last Thursday and Friday, I had the privilege of bringing a good friend Jed and his wife Sophie. (Jed has tackled rigging for us this past summer. His work here allowed me to focus on repairing 3D printers, painting lures, and managing inventory/website/etc.)
Jed told me that his wife would be bringing a camera and creating a short video. She did. And, what she created is hands-down the best video anyone has pulled together for the business. Couldn't be more thankful for these two and the work they've done to help move us forward!
And, the video--here's a link.
(Music credits to Old Friend - Silent Partner.)
The 5" OG2 in fluoro-green/chartreuse took us by surprise 3 weeks ago when we ran a quick test out of Sekiu, Washington.
We published the results. But, wanted to be sure that this first outing wasn't a fluke. So, last week, we made the 10 hour drive to Sekiu again. Brought more of the 5" OG2s and re-ran our tests. No flasher, no downrigger, just a solo lure fished fast. (The angle of the downrigger cable was well over 45 degrees--closer to 60.)
Last week's trip solidified our conclusion: That lure, and that color, are very effective for the coho. (In addition, it hooked a number of Blackmouth salmon that we released.)
The following video shows the results of this 2nd outing:
We just added a link in the online store to our new 5" OG2 in fluoro-green and chartreuse. This is the color that had fished exceptionally well out of Sekiu two weeks ago.
We found that fishing this lure solo (without a flasher) was very effective for the Coho. Especially when trolled fast!
Made a whirlwind trip from Moscow, Idaho to Port Orchard and fished the Puget Sound last Saturday morning. Below is a quick video of the trip. (The coho was taken on a 2.8" OG2 in fluoro-white with black-scales.
Was able to fish the OG2s for Coho out of Sekiu last week. On Wednesday, decided to try fishing a new green/chartreuse 5" OG2 without a flasher. Shortly after attaching it to the rod and setting the downrigger cable, we had a strong takedown and this continued for the duration.
In the process of catching our two limits, we managed to catch/release at least eleven wild fish. This new lure surprised us!
Here's a short video clip:
After seeing reports that salmon caught in Puget Sound had smaller herring in their stomachs, we decided to create a new size of our OG2 in blue/black-scales. (Where the 2.8" is designed to simulate a candlefish or sand lance, the 3.3" is designed to imitate the smaller herring.)
There's an illustration below of all four sizes, lined up on a sheet of ruled paper, to give you a point of reference.
You can order the new 3.3" size today from our online store (just click the Store tab above).
Just received the below report and photos from Nolan Thom who was fishing out of Westport in Washington State:
Hope all is well with you and the family. It was a very nice Sunday. My buddies boat just arrived at WP on Saturday evening. It was having a baitwell installed and was long overdue. Hate to admit it but I was not as prepared as I would like to be. We had to scramble just to find a downrigger clip. I shoved a bunch of gear(disorganized) in my bag one of which was the OG2 pink/green and the blue/white. Left the docks at 0630 on the outgoing tide, typical Westport bar letting people know who's boss. Got some intel that they were getting monster coho at Grays Harbor buoy but lots of native fish. Just before leaving got one last tip from a friend on some different but nearby numbers. Took a chance and got out to the spot. It was a 3 person crew and my buddy put out a Silver Horde Ace hi fly in purple haze. Literally in less than 5 minutes a nice takedown and a hawg coho to the boat. But, it had one of them silly things, that adipose fin :( So, off it swam. As I am looking for my OG's in my disheveled tackle bag, the Capt tells me "we're on em! Just get something out there then fine tune it!" I didn't say anything as I was starting to get sea sick. Slapped on a Silver Horde plug and free lined it on top while I searched for the OG's. I remembered you had said to try the 3.9 as people had been using the smaller size in Puget Sound. My gut instinct as from past color selections was to run the blue/white. But, I was queasy and grabbed the first OG I found which was green/pink. It went behind a red triangle flasher(forgot the brand, not Big Al's or Shortbus). Also, did I mention I was queasy? So, there would be no alteration in gear with the exception of crimping the barb on the hook. I sent it down 76ft in 180 ft of water. As, I'm trying to get things organized on the deck by buddy yells, "Hey you popped off!" CHEEEE HOOO! Fish-on! It's been a long time since I've had that feeling, too long. Another HAWG coho AND no fin. High 5's all around. To try and shorten up the fishin' tale, it was lines in at 0821, limit of 6 fish at 1010 and headed back to docks. That first coho was our only native fish. Our very first outing of 2018 was very blessed. We had 7 hits total, landed all 7 fish, and not a single break off. Tally as you can see is 5 coho and one king. Your lure accounted for 5 of 6 keepers and 5 of the 7 fish. That is, one king and 3 coho! Only regret not weighing the hawg coho's. The king was decent but 2 of the coho's were significantly thicker. I'm a bleed and gut ASAP kinda guy plus I was feeling too groggy to look for my scale. Anyway, it was a great first run and my buddy's boat ran well. Hopefully next week I will be a lot more prepared. Next target....TUNA!
Take Care and much thanks,
Nolan! Thanks for putting the OG2 to work out there!
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.