Took my nephew and brother out yesterday to fish the pinks near Point No Point in Puget Sound.
Experimented with a new configuration: Attaching an 11" flasher to the downrigger ball and then trolling an OG2 with six feet of line clipped-in directly above the flasher. We were trolling shallow with 24 feet on the cable in 100 feet of water.
Took the salmon in the picture and missed a second one with the net at the boat. (The 2nd fish hit the 2.8" OG2 in fluoro-orange/fluoro-green.)
In addition, we lost what we think was a decent king. It spat the hook after three long, deep runs.
When we arrived at Mason's Resort in Sekiu, I'd struck up a conversation with a fisherman that was staying near us there. Ended up giving him a 2.8" OG2 in fluoro-green/chartreuse. He emailed me the below report:
"Hey Don... Thanks for giving me the lure in the parking lot last night at Masons. It caught three kings today, one within two minutes to putting it on. I was the guy parked next to you grilling and eating in the parking lot. Thing works well. Genius."
Lee: Thanks for the report! And, thanks for putting that OG2 to work!
Just received the below report and photo from Matt L. who had success with the OG2s in Puget Sound:
"This weekend we killed it in area 9 with the green and purple OG2’s.
Our trip started out slow until we switched to the OG2.
My fishing buddies were reluctant on using them since none of us had before. Our day quickly turned around and now we are hooked!
This is definitely my new go to lure. Thanks for making a great line of fishing lures! Tight lines"
Matt: Thanks for the report and photo! Appreciate both!
Just received the following report and photo from Dana C. who was fishing the purple OG2 for the salmon out of Sekiu, Washington:
"I just got home from a successful fishing trip to Sekiu! The included photo is of a 11# Chinook I took early one morning off the “Caves”. The solid hookup was in 80 ft of water with 40 ft on the wire. I was trolling a blinking green flasher, with a purple/black OG2. The Old Goat lures were producing solid hookups. Thanks for making these great Old Goat salmon fishing lures!"
Dana: Appreciate the report and the photo! Thank you!
Just finished painting a new batch of 2.8", 3.3", and 3.9" OG2s for the salmon fishermen! Once they're rigged with 40lb leader and 3/0 Gamakatsu, they'll be up on the store!
Short (30 second) video from the paint-room, below:
Demand for lures and spinners these past few months surprised us: So, we've been catching up on low inventory. Just finished rigging a batch of our fluoro-pink/silver and our fluoro-pink/fluoro-green spinners.
These are dual-blade spinners. And, these blades are counter-rotating to create a unique vibration profile as well as to increase the reflected light.
Get yours now!
Just received the below photo and report from my brother who was fishing MA11 in Puget Sound for the kings this morning.
He was trolling off the Clay Banks in 170 feet of water with 150 feet on the cable. Indicates he was pulling the OG2 behind a 11" Pro Troll flasher with chrome and green in the color scheme.
Due to the hard work of our master-rigger, Jed W., the 3.9" Purple/Black-scale OG2 and the 5" White/Black-scale OG2 are both back in stock at our online store.
That 3.9" purple/black-scale took the 30lb King pictured below. (Fish was caught out of Sekiu on July 27th last summer.)
Order your lures now for your next salmon trip!
Fished Rock Lake yesterday and we took two limits of fish (all rainbows with one bonus kokanee). We started with the 2.44" perch OG1 which has been very effective in the past. But, experimented with other colors on the 2nd rod. As it turned out, the 1.8" fluoro-blue/fluoro-pink OG1 outfished everything in the boat. It caught 80% of our fish.
We were trolling around 2mph at a depth of 20 feet.
Those fish are brining today. Headed for the smoker tomorrow!
Just wrapped up painting 250 lures that'll soon be getting their clear coat.
If you fish winter Kings in Kachemak Bay, take a look at that 2.8" OG2 in fluoro-white/black-scales.
If you fish the local coho in Puget Sound, try the 2.8" OG2 in fluoro-green/chartreuse.
If you're stocking up for spring Chinook in the Columbia, try the 3.3" OG2 in fluoro-green/fluoro-orange.
And, if you're fishing kokanee or trout, take a look at the 2.13" OG1s in fluoro-orange and fluoro-pink!
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.