Courtesy of our master rigger, Jed W., we have a batch of new 3.8" OG2s for the salmon fishermen!
They're available through our online store.
I enjoyed a quick trip Thursday morning on the Ruby D as we chased the native coho. Captain Dale knows that local water and the fishery!
We used the outing as an opportunity to test the new OG spinner/hoochie rig and compare its effectiveness to the OG2 salmon lures. At the end of the day, the hoochie did ok; but, the most effective lure was the 2.8" OG2 in fluoro-green/chartreuse. (This lure was so effective that Captain Dale used it the next day when he was guiding four clients. They managed to catch their limit (10 fish) in under an hour. And, of those 10 fish, 6 were taken with the fluoro-green OG2!)
If you're new to salmon fishing; or, if your boat is in the shop, and you need to get on the water, I'd highly recommend Captain Dale!
Quick video of our trip below:
Chris D. ran the first test of our OG spinner-blades with a hoochie today. Below is his report:
"Fished MA10 for resident coho and couldn't keep them off the new OG counter rotating blades with the hoochie! We quickly got five coho and got off the water before the pending thunderstorm this afternoon or else I'm sure the OG would have gotten us our limit. We lost a few at the boat thinking we didn't need a net for the little guys, rookie mistake."
Chris: Absolutely appreciate the report and your willingness to put the new gear to work! Thank you!
For those interested in purchasing, we're fine-tuning the blades and running a few more tests. Once this is done, the rigged spinners and hoochies will appear on our store. (Look for them towards the last week of June.)
We're adding two new OG1s to our kokanee lineup: The 1.8" and the 2.13" in fluoro-green/chartreuse.
These lures are rigged with double size 4 hooks and a series of beads to keep the hooks on the trailing edge of the lure.
Pictures below (1.8" on the left, 2.13" on the right):
Underwater video of new OG spinners with plastic squid:
Just finished rigging up several GoldStar squid with our new counter-rotating OG spinners. They're rigged on 40lb leaders and Gamakatsu slip-tied hooks.
We're sending these rigs out to several serious salmon fishermen in Alaska and Washington state to see how they do!
We're introducing a new spinner and lake-troll for the trout, walleye, and kokanee fishermen!
This tackle uses counter-rotating blades to create a unique vibration profile and to maximize the reflection of ambient light.
You can see both in action in the following video:
Jeff Peterson of of Kodiak Combos sent the following report and photo from a recent outing for King salmon in Kodiak, Alaska:
"King fell for the Old Goat Lure!"
Jeff: We absolutely appreciate your putting the OG2 to work and reporting the results!
Chris D. just emailed the below report and photos from a fishing trip on Puget Sound yesterday:
"What a morning! Fishing spot by 0715 and done by 0745. First fish came in at 5lbs on a herring aide coho killer. Second fish came in at 10lbs in the 3.9" OG2 green on green. OG2 out fished again!"
Chris: Thanks for putting the lure to work! Absolutely appreciate it! (That fluoro-green/chartreuse OG2 has been a workhorse for us out of Sekiu!)
Courtesy of our master-rigger, Jed W., we're introducing four new OG1s that are pre-rigged for kokanee (with 4mm beads and tandem size-4 hooks).
The smaller, 2.13", lures vibrate at a higher frequency than the 2.44" lures. (Sometimes that faster vibration will trigger the strike.)
I'll try to keep the blog updated every so often: posting pictures submitted by customers, notes about recent tests, etc.