Orleans County Fishing Hotline Report, 7/18/18

This week’s fishing report is from Capt. John Oravec of Tightlines Charters, July 18, 2018.

Hello, this is Captain Johnny Oravec,  Orleans County veteran fishing guide with some wonderful news about Lake Ontario trout and salmon fishing. Wow!  We have calm waters and multiple hot spots teaming with big fish off the Orleans County shoreline!

Some fishermen are enjoying Big Brown Trout by trolling small stingers, yecks and super slim spoons over the 50′ – 60′ ledges from the Ladders all the way to the “Devil’s Nose”. Keep your spread simple, downrigger wise and make sure a leadcore longline is part of your strategy, ok! The Troutman 2 Tracker and Bucaroo boats have landed some super whopper browns this week right up to the 10 to 15 pound “football” brown trophy class!

King Salmon continue to be the wonderfully strong suit off Point Breeze! The fantastic screamin’ reel action for 5 – 18 pound average Chinook salmon has stayed consistent right at the 90′ – 120′ depths…keep your mixed spoon /flasher fly spread down at 45 to 70 ft and Hang On! Tracker Dave reported a near 30 pound king making it one of the top fish out of the big lake so far this season!

Just recently the “Mid Waters” 200′ -300′ off  Orleans County Lake are also setting up with 45′ to 65 ‘ down action featuring kings and steelhead. I want you all to make sure the marine forecast is favorable while  fishing with a group of other boats when you venture offshore!

Get your rig ready, check all your lines and knots ..these big fish will test your tackle. Now, come get ’em ! This is Capt. Johnny Oravec, the “Troutman”. See you on the waters off the Oak!

Tight Lines Charters
1857 Countyline Rd * Lyndonville, NY 14098
boat/mobile 585-590-2045

Capt Johnny Oravec is a 43 year veteran of Orleans County and charter captain of the 33 foot Trojan the “Troutman 2”. Capt Johnny has been helping Great Lakes anglers learn and develop fishing techniques by writing for the In Fisherman Magazine TV and Radio.
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From Point Breeze on Lake Ontario, the World Fishing Network’s Ultimate Fishing Town USA and the rest of Orleans County, let’s make every day a great fishing day right here in Orleans County!

Sincerely,
The Team at Orleans County Tourism