Orleans County Fishing Report for September 4, 2019: Fishing Tournaments, Labor Day, and More

This week’s LAKE fishing report is by Capt. John Oravec, Tight Lines Charters, September 4, 2019.

Wow! The week running up to Labor Day featured some tough weather and rough water! The cool part about August at “the Oak” is the big west winds deliver the mature Kings into the Orleans County/Lake Ontario Ledges. The big Kings are in!

Over Labor Day weekend, good catches of 10 to 20 pounders came out of 90 to 120 FOW east and west of Point Breeze. A 29#+ monster was landed on a Caledonia, NY “rec” boat by a young boy. What a thrill! Yours truly had a veteran group including a 10 yr old niece from South Carolina who used the fighting chair on Troutman 2 to haul in 2 whoppers over 24#!  Way to go, kids!

Labor Day may signal summer’s end but for anglers who come fish Orleans County its the start of king-time. Get rigged, cut bait, meat-rigs, Flasher / fly J-plugs, pier casting spoons. Rattle crankbaits. Be troll-ready for great in-shore ledge flats and pierhead trolling for the Point Breeze Pigs.

Our structure – river mouth flow and estuary access makes these big fish accessible to shore/pier anglers small boat and big charter trollers for weeks to come. The big fish are at the “Oak”! Come catch yours!

Capt John “Troutman” Oravec

Notes from the OC Tourism Team

• The LOC Fall Derby finished on Labor Day, Sept. 2nd. View the results.
• The Albion Rotary Fishing Derby (formerly Orleans County Derby) ended Sunday, August 18th.   Click to view the leaderboard.

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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