Orleans County Lake Ontario Fishing Report

  • Posted Wednesday – May 22, 2019
LOC Derby winner 2019, Robert Mueller with his 25# King Salmon. Photo Courtesy Narby’s Superette

By Capt. John Oravec, Tight Lines Charters

LOC Derby winner 2019, Robert Mueller with his 25# King Salmon. Courtesy Narby’s Superette.

Wow! All week long strollers found hungry king salmon from “Chrome Dome” to “the Nose” in 45 to 65 feet of water. Lots of salmon! The consensus at the Orleans County Marine Park free fish cleaning unit was the spoon program attracted most hits.

Yours truly found teenager sharks as shallow as 15 feet. Most had fun in 35 to 60 ft, 30 to 50 feet down. With lighter winds on the forecast models, clearing shallows will uncover hungry browns.  Remember to try downsizing lures inside the 20 ft. contour where the browns lurk!

The Spring LOC Derby winning king salmon – a 25# monster – weighed in at Narby’s Superette and also took the Grand Prize this past weekend. Yeah baby! A Hamburg, NY angler on-board the Musky Joe boat made the big catch.

Yours truly actually crossed paths with Musky Joe coming off the Niagara Bar. Hearing that they were not finding big fish, I told them “there are plenty of king salmon off Point Breeze in Orleans County.” The rest is now history!

A couple updates:

#1:  Remember that you can still enter the Oak Orchard Open tournament til May 31st. Register at https://greatlakesspecialevents.regfox.com/2019-orleans-county-open.

#2: All Point Breeze boat ramps are good to go despite the high water levels. Plenty of dry parking. Our marinas, restaurants, tackle and lodging operations welcome you to the Home of the King!

See you on the Salmon Grounds!

Troutman (Capt. Johnny Oravec)