This week’s fishing report is from Capt. John Oravec of Tightlines Charters, August 28, 2018.
Alert! The big sows are in!!! After a long day on Monday 8/27/18, guiding 2 separate veteran groups to a bunch of mature kings 80 down and over 120 on cutbait, I switched programs. Troll moved to rough structure in 60′ of water and got more 15 to 22 pound Kings! The Oak Orchard River is running from heavy rains and the sharks are whiffing river scent already! There is no need to fly around 5 to 10 miles out. You may be leaving big fish action!
On that subject, everyone in the Orleans County area mourns the loss of Mr. Carl Hazel from Barre Center, NY. Carl and a fishing partner were trolling a 20 ft rig and went down in extremely choppy water many miles out. We all appreciate the big efforts by the Orleans County Sheriff, USCG, Canadian Coast Guard, civilian anglers and a skilled Canadian Freighter Pilot in the recovery efforts in tough conditions. Please use every possible source of weather and lake condition information. Be prepared with USCG survival gear, anchor, rope, signaling kit, cell phone and distress flag. Make part of your strategy on big water to leave a float plan. Stay with the pack, watch the weather and keep your speed reasonable.
The LOC Derby runs to Labor Day. The winner lurks off the Orleans County coastline and this angler is fishing in close!
Now go get ’em!
Captain John Oravec
Tight Lines Charters
1857 Countyline Rd * Lyndonville, NY 14098
Capt Johnny Oravec is a 43 year veteran of 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.
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!