Mark Damron, who guides for Kokanee and trout in California, just sent the following report and photos. (UVR is Union Valley Reservoir.)
"Donn, The pink/blue is still producing. Ran them behind RMT 4.5 Bahama Mama dodgers for a great bite. Even landed a 3 lb. Rainbow, we released. Since getting your lures I've hardly touched my APEX's. UVR kokanee are schooling up and getting much more aggressive. Good news since UVR did not receive a plant 2 years ago; so, there is a natural self-sustaining spawn. Back at it on Tues. Thanks again Donn for painting these up for me."
Mark: It was our pleasure to paint the new color. We absolutely appreciate the suggestion! (It's become one of our top selling kokanee lures!)
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.