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!
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