Tight Lines Charters
Captain John Oravec, AKA "Troutman", celebrates his 43rd year as a charter fishing guide, writer and fishing educator. He works the lower Niagara River (Dec 15 - April 15), Lake Ontario (May - Sept), then shifts to the St Lawrence River in the fall. He has written for In-Fisherman Magazine, appeared in an award-winning Great Lakes video (produced by In-Fisherman), and recently wrote an article on Winter Steelhead appearing in Lake Ontario Outdoors. As the salmon fishery developed in Lake Ontario, Captain John was there to pioneer it. His charter service is one of the finest selections of charter fishing in Upstate NY. According to Capt. John "Every year I concentrate my guiding on prime sport fisheries during the peak activity periods on Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara River". Capt. John has a program for your enjoyment whether you be a beginner or expert.
Tight Lines Charters operates from Ernst's Lake Breeze Marina during the summer months. Capt. John strives to make your fishing adventure a memorable success whether it be on Lake Ontario aboard his 33 ft Trojan (Troutman) for 3-6 anglers fishing for Salmon and Trout, or either the Niagara or St Lawrence River aboard his 20ft Lund (Johnny O) for 1 - 3 anglers fishing for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass or Musky.
Hours of Operation
Dec 15 - April 15: Lower Niagara River May - Sept: Lake Ontario Oct-Nov: St. Lawrence River