Since the weather yesterday was unusually mild, I decided to hook up the drift boat and drive three hours to Othello and the Potholes reservoir.
I had a new 2.8 inch lure that I wanted to test. Since we'd done well on the 'bows in July with the OG1, I was looking forward to getting out there.
(I was surprised at the heavy algae bloom that's covering the entire surface. Hadn't seen this in July and wondered whether it would impact the fishing.)
As it turned out, the smaller lures, which had worked in July came up empty when trolled behind one ounce of lead. So, I decided to attach a 3.9" OG1 in red-oxide with black scales on the outside and fluorescent orange on the interior. This resulted in the only solid hits of the day. I lost the first 'bow behind the boat--he came completely out of the water and threw the hook. But, managed to bring the second one to the net.
Short video here.
The thing that impresses me about he rainbows in Potholes is their girth, and, their fight. I don't think I've encountered trout like this before.
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.