This week’s fishing report is from Capt. John Oravec of Tightlines Charters, July 30, 2018.
As Sonny and Cher once sang: “And the Beat Goes On!” There is a steady traffic of fishing boats. I counted over 50 on the weekend rigged for Salmon action and getting it! Boats from Vermont, Ohio, New Jersey, Michigan, Indiana, Connecticut, Maine and Pennsylvania.
The stable wind pattern has created a broad pattern of fishing depths which will let you catch fish anywhere from 160 to 350 ft of water – AKA the mid “28 line”. The salmon and now bonus steelhead are lying down 60 to 80 feet down. Remember that due to trolling in deep water currents, wily trollers, add extra cable footage to consistently reach feeding fish. Please remember to release the steelhead and smaller salmon! Those immature fish are the future seasons’ fish population!
Watch the changing weather systems mid week and bring rain gear. Also, be ready, pull your lines and boogie to home port at any sign of thunderstorm activity.
I saw many charters heading in early Sunday, limited out, their boats full of happy, “salmon whooped” anglers. My Boys from Columbus are already set on coming back in 2019.
If you are still considering a fishing visit this year, go to www.OrleansCountyTourism.com for all your trip planning info. See you on the water in Orleans County – Home of the King, again!!!
Capt John Oravec
Tight Lines Charters
1857 Countyline Rd * Lyndonville, NY 14098
Capt. Johnny Oravec is a 43 year veteran Orleans County 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!
The Team at Orleans County Tourism