Orleans County Fishing Report for May 8, 2019

This week’s LAKE fishing report is by Capt. John Oravec, Tight Lines Charters, May 8, 2019.

Wow! The waters from 10 to 30 feet both east and west of the “Oak” are flush with quality fish! This quality “mixed bag” is dominated by king salmon and brown trout.  The consensus is that a mix of downriggers, small spoons and board lines rigged with 3″ stickbaits was hard to beat all week.

Yours truly teamed with Capt. Mike Grager on the 29 ft “Get Hooked” to satisfy my Cleveland Family with big browns, a steelhead, 2 whopper lake trout and, oh yeah, 7 kings to 18 pounds!  Many boats were reporting steady action from the Woods to the Flats.  As mentioned last week the green water at 43.5° to 46°F continues to be the hot band.

Area tackle shops will help you with the boards and lure colors. There is plenty of lodging available, restaurants including Ernst’s Lake Breeze Marina’s Boone & Crockett’s Riverside Cafe which is now open daily from 5 AM to 4 PM.

The Spring LOC Derby starts this Friday, May 10th and warmer weather is anticipated. Get your fish team together and come on up!

For you local anglers: King Alert! The sharks are in the shallows! Orleans County is definitely “Home of the King” this season. I recently had the NYSDEC survey our catch and the biologist commented on the top quality and size of the fish caught already off Point Breeze.

A special note: Both State and County boat ramps are floating dock facilities, so should high lake levels persist, fishermen and recreational boaters will always have a safe, convenient launch onto Orleans County Waters. And several of our marinas are upgrading their docks to circumvent the high water situation anticipated this time of the year.

Come get in soon for the fun ‘cuz the Orleans County Waters of Lake Ontario are hot!

Capt. Johnny Oravec

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