UV Glow and UV Reflective OG2s
We have several new OG2s for the 2023 lineup: One series is created with plastic that glows (absorbs and emits UV); the other is created with a plastic that reflects UV.
Both are available in 3.3", 3.9", and 5". You can order them now through the online store!
We're introducing a 3.3", 3.9", and 5" OG2 created with a plastic that absorbs, and then emits, UV light. You can charge these lures with a UV light, or, you can use the ambient UV from the sun to charge them. (These lures are available now through our online store!)
Below is a quick video where we use a short section of PVC pipe, a $20 UV light from Amazon, and a portable USB battery-pack to charge the 5" lure:
We're getting six boxes of our lures ready to ship to Homer, Alaska to be given away on derby-day as prizes. The larger boxes contain a variety of our OG2 salmon lures: from the 5" to the 3.3" to the 2.8". (The retail cost of each box is just over $80.) The smaller boxes contain six of our 3.3" and 2.8" OG2 salmon lures. (The retail cost of each box is just under $50.)
The Winter King derby is one of the largest fishing tournaments on the west coast. They average over 1,500 anglers and over 400 boats every year!
1.8" OG1s Back in Stock!
January orders surprised us. And, we ended up running low on a number of lures--including the 1.8" OG1s rigged for kokanee.
We've been busy rigging--and--these lures are back in stock! Order them through our online store.
New for 2023: Fluoro-Pink OG2s
Last summer, we were fishing the coho in Puget Sound's MA10 and someone in the boat asked if we had a fluoro-pink OG2 kicking around. It turns we did: I'd painted a couple for the prior-year's run of Pink salmon. Found one, clipped it into the downrigger, and we had a quick hookup! (This happened more than once on that trip.)
Where 2023 is an odd year, there should be a run of Pinks in the Sound; and, where that lure was effective for the coho, decided it might be worthwhile to paint up a batch.
They're available now through our online store: www.oldgoatlures.com/store.html
Lure Design: The Creative Process
I had the privilege of fishing with Rob and Hilary Holman and Mike Carey (of NWFR TV), and Dean Teegarden of Wiggle Fin Tackle, a year ago. We took the boat out to Sekiu, in September, and targeted the coho.
The NWFR TV crew captured video of the entire trip. And, I just noticed that they recently published a short snippet that describes the origins of Wiggle Fin and Old Goat Lures.
In case it's of interest, here's the video:
Every September, the ocean coho start pushing into Washington's Puget Sound as they head for the rivers. Had a chance to head out this past Wednesday and fish Washington's MA10 with several fishermen. The goal was to try a couple of new colors and sizes of the OG2.
We did ok. Not lights out; but, four decent coho for our effort. (Curiously, a small pink/white OG2 was one of the new lures that did well for us. I'd painted that lure last year to test for the pinks that run during odd years in the Sound. My nephew decided to clip it on and it fished well for the silvers!)
New 5" Green Glow OG2!
Three weeks ago, we ran a test on a new 5" glow OG2 in the green color. What we discovered is that when we fished this lure before the sun was over the horizon, it was hands-down, our most effective offering. (Once the sun came up, our 3.3" OG2 in blue/black-scales started dominating. But, for that early bite, the green glow, in the 5" size, was the color!)
They're available now on the store!
Had a chance to head to Masons Resort in Sekiu, Washington this past week for a couple of days of fishing. The highlight was catching up with a good friend that I'd bow-hunted with for a number of years here in Idaho. It was an amazing trip.
Lots of fish. And, I do mean a lot of fish. But, since we could only keep the clipped coho, we left with a total of 4.
The morning bite was the most predictable. We fished 500 feet of water with 40 to 90 feet on the cable. (We started shallow as the sun was rising and then moved deeper.)
The hot lures were a new 5" glow-green OG2 and our standby--the 3.3" OG2 in blue/black-scales. The glow lure was especially effective in the early morning hour--before the sun had actually risen.
OG Spinners back in stock!
Due to the diligent work of our son and daughter-in-law, we've been able to restock our supply of OG spinners.
The blades on these spinners are created with UV-glow plastic. And, their counter-rotating action creates a unique vibration profile that kokanee and trout can't resist!
Available now via our online store
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.