Orleans County Fishing Report for May 2, 2019

This week’s LAKE Fishing Report is by Capt. John Oravec, Tight Lines Charters, Thurs., May 2, 2019:

Fish on Everybody! The Lake Ontario waters off the Orleans County coastline are setting up with good stained water in 8 to 15 ft of water. Here, the combination of warmer water temperature, baitfish and the cover of the “mudline” is drawing quality trout and salmon.

Several charter boats including “Get Hooked” and The Bucaroo have been finding brown trout, the odd coho and kings using traditional planer board tactics with shallow running stickbaits. Here’a tip as for lure color – bright orange, firetiger chartreuse work great in various water colors from green to yucky mud. But don’t forget black silver / black gold! Believe it!

What makes fishing out of the Oak terrific is the versatility of our fishermen! Example, Captain Mike Grager has discovered beautiful big Lakers by downrigging flasher/fly rigs close to a 60-70 bottom depth.

So there you have it, Plan A and Plan B! As the lake weather improves so will the fishing fun. The captains of the Oak have found ’em! Come and fish for ’em Oak Orchard Style!

“Get fishing!”
Capt. Johnny Oravec

Pen Rearing at the Oak
NY DEC delivered 90,590 Chinook salmon and 10,000 steelhead to pens at Ernst’s Lake Breeze Marina Monday, 4/8/19. They released the Steelhead into the lake on Sunday, April 28th.

If you are a charter captain or guide fishing in Orleans County and would like to provide us with a fishing report, please contact [email protected].