Received the following report and photo from Tim M. who is fishing the OG1s on the west side of Washington state for the rainbows:
"...We love the Old Goats and have caught hundreds of fish on them!"
Tim: Thanks for the report and the photo! Appreciate both! (The big bow in the photo was taken with the 2.44" fluoro-orange OG1.)
A fishing guide in California, Mark D., requested two new colors in the 1.8" OG1 for his arsenal. We decided to paint up a batch of each. And, thanks to the work of our rigger, Jed W., we're making them available to everyone through the online store.
The first is a gold with white underside. The second is a fluoro-blue/fluoro-pink with white underside. These are rigged with 12 lb leader and tandem, size-4 hooks.
If you fish kokanee or trout, you'll want a few of each color in your boat!
We've created a new 5" OG2 with a rattle-tail. This prototype has been shipped to nine fishermen from Alaska to SW Washington state.
We're looking forward to gathering some data and finding out how it does for the salmon and Lake Trout.
The fluoro-green/fluoro-orange color was a top producer in the OG2 for salmon last summer. So, we decided to apply that color to the OG1 for the kokanee and trout fishermen. (We tested this lure in Rock Lake last February and it was very effective for the 'bows.)
Our master rigger, Jed W., went to work and rigged up a bunch of these new OG1s with tandem size 4 hooks. And, you get can get yours now via our online store!
Received the following pics and a quick report from a friend and customer who indicated they were "4 for 4" fishing the kokanee in Idaho last weekend.
They were trolling a small fluoro-orange OG1 rigged with tandem hooks.
The westside R&D team went to work in Kitsap Lake today: trolling for the rainbows with a 2.44" Orange-Perch OG1.
Attaching several pics of the results (below):
Received the below report and photo from Dave H. who is fishing the winter kings out of Homer, Alaska:
"The blue-green/black-scales OG2 and the orange/green has also produced. In fact, they're out-fishing bait. I shipped up 15 trays of sardines and haven't caught 1 on bait yet."
Dave: Appreciate the report and your putting the OG2s to work! Thank you!
Just noticed the outing here reported on Northwest Fishing Reports (NWFR).
Looks like the white/black-scale OG2 took a nice blackmouth in Marine Area 9 of Puget Sound!
We'd received two consecutive orders from a customer in California this past month. Since most of our sales are to Washington, Oregon, and Idaho residents, I followed up with the customer out of curiosity and asked how our lures were performing.
Turns out he's a fishing guide: Mark Damron.
In our email exchange, he indicated that his OG1s were out fishing his Apex lures by a factor of 5 to 1. I'm including his email below:
From: Mark Damron
Sent: Monday, March 2, 2020 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: Old Goat Lures/question
Yes, I put these to work last week at Lake Pardee. They out fished my APEX lures 5 to 1. I'm absolutely looking forward to using Old Goat Lures this coming tournament season. I really think it's going to give me an edge. I love targeting large kokanee on structure, these lures I'm positive will do the job. I'll be running my Water Wolf camera testing the reaction and fish behavior. I'm also going to be testing these lures in a month or 2 at Pyramid Lake Nevada. I know those big Cutthroat trout will tear these up, the bigger greens especially, I'll be ordering AGAIN for those outings and when the out of stock products are available, gold and the purple to be exact. Thanks for the inquiries, I'll definitely keep you informed. Regards, Mark Damron, "Get Bent" Guide Service
Mark: Absolutely appreciate this report and your putting our lures to work! Thank you!!
We were able to get out last Tuesday (February 25th) to test a new OG spinner and a new color of the 2.13" OG1 (fluoro-green/fluoro-orange/fluoro-white). Both of these lures proved to be very effective!
At the end of the morning, I believe the spinner caught the lions' share of the fish. But, the fluoro-green/fluoro-orange came in a close second. (The spinner uses a new blade that we're testing.)
Three fishermen on the boat. We kept eleven for the smoker: 9 'bows, 1 kokanee, and 1 brown.
Special shout out to Jed W. who captured the bulk of the video and photos and then took the time to edit them and pull this final video together! Absolutely appreciate it!
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.