Sue H. submitted the below report and photos from an outing on Lake Chelan yesterday:
"Caught yesterday morning first thing. Just got line out and trying to clip to downrigger when it hit and I looked back and it leaped out of the water. About 5# land-locked chinook on Lake Chelan. Very exciting. Made our day."
(In a follow-up, Sue noted that they had shortened the leader to 28" behind the flasher.)
Sue: We absolutely appreciate the report and the photos! Thank you!
Anthony J. just forwarded a couple of pictures from a successful outing for King salmon out of Homer, Alaska. (He was fishing the Fluoro-Green/Chartreuse OG2.)
Anthony! Thanks for putting our lures to work!
I've never had a chance to fish Billy Clapp. But, after watching the Northwest Fishing Reports (NWFR) video that just appeared on youtube (link below), I'm definitely hoping to get up there this spring or summer!
Their first fish was a monster 'bow and their second fish was a nice walleye. Both on the OG1!
Here's the link.
Our original OG2, that simulates the Pacific Sandlance, was the 2.8" size. As an experiment, we recently added a 3.3" size in the blue/black-scales. And, we received multiple reports that this size is catching fish!
So, we've added a new 3.3" OG2 in fluoro-white with black scales. We think the two 3.3" lures: Blue/black-scales and Fluoro-white/black-scales will provide an effective arsenal for the salmon that are targeting a larger sandlance (or similar sized bait fish).
Both 3.3" lures are available now through our online store.
Received the below report from Captain Jay Keller of JK Charters in Homer, Alaska:
"Hey Donn. I got a chance to use your lures yesterday. I am quite pleased to tell you I caught two kings with them. Here’s some pics."
Jay: We absolutely appreciate your putting the OG2 to work up there!
The unique design of the OG1, combined with its internal buoyancy, results in an action that sets it apart from similar lures designed for trolling. This action emulates a wounded bait fish.
The following video of the 1.8" OG2 was captured in our test tank:
Heath K. of Cordova emailed the below report and photos from a quick outing last week:
"Catch and release triple-header today. Black and white OG2 2.8."
Heath! Thanks for putting our gear to work up North: We absolutely appreciate it!!
Sometimes simple color schemes can be the most effective. When I was fly-fishing on a lake I hadn't fished before, a black wooly bugger was often one of the first flies I'd tie on and drag behind the pontoon boat.
So, along these lines, we've created a very simple color scheme for the small 1.8" OG1: It has a dark-gray top and a fluoro-white underside.
They're available on the store.
Every so often, we'll ship a new test color to one or two serious fishermen to get their opinion before we launch that color in the store. We just created a new "glo" OG2 and shipped them a short time ago.
Tonight, we received the below report from Heath K. in Cordova, Alaska:
New glow OG2 got em in less than 15 minutes. Sorry I did not get a pic with lure in mouth. Fishing with a 4 and 2 year old pictures are hard to get when landing and dealing with fish.
Heath: We absolutely appreciate your putting our gear to work up north! (We'll be adding the new "glo" OG2 to the store soon. Look for it early next week.)
Captain Blakely of Driftwood Charters (Homer, Alaska) took the 5" fluoro-green OG2 and put it to work in his local water for the winter kings. He was running the lure behind a dipsy-diver.
Captain Blakely forwarded a photo of the rig and great video of the action. (We absolutely appreciate it!)
If you're looking to fish the salt in Alaska, I'd recommend getting in touch with Driftwood Charters!
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.