Captain John Oravec's
"Troutman" Fishing Guide Service
Lake Ontario
Niagara River
St Lawrence River
Salmon Trolling
Drift Fishing
1000 Islands
Contact me: E-Mail (captjohno@netzero.net) , Office Phone 1-800-443-2510, Cell Phone 1-585-590-2045
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Niagara River
1/15 - 4/15

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Captain John Oravec, Niagara River Guide, offers winter drift fishing on the lower Niagara River from Lewiston NY downstream to the Niagara Bar. Fall, winter and spring runs tend to overlap for consistent results. Each year these waters host spawning and feeding runs of monster Steelhead, Brown and Lake Trout as well as bonus huge Walleye.

THE 2014 NIAGARA RIVER DRIFT FISHING SEASON IS UNDERWAY
* FEBRUARY 7th AND THE CONDITIONS ARE PRIME FOR CONSISTANT CATCHES
* THE RIVER IS OPEN AND NICE CLEAR WATER FLOWS
* BIG WINTER RUN STEELHEAD ARE HITTING FRESH SPAWN SACS
* BONUS BIG BROWNS AND WALLEYE ON SHINERS
* EXPECT CONTINUING STEEL ACTION
* MORE POST SPAWNING BROWNS IN MARCH
* LAKE ERIE ICE COVER WILL EXTEND NIAGARA BAR BROWNS LAKERS SALMON INTO MAY!!

USCG Licensed for 32 years, Capt John ardently guides these waters using his 20ft Lund, the "Johnny O", with 200 hp Yamaha power, and a roomy weather protected design. Professional rigging onboard includes a Furuno Color fish finder, Garmin GPS, uniden VHF radio, Cell Phone, and all USCG safety equipment. Fishing tackle runs the high end with Garcia, Berkley, Minn Kota, and Seagar.

Fishing techniques aboard the "Johnny O" covers fresh spawn bottom drifting, certified live bait for feeding fish, a custom drift plug program, plus additional "Special Tactics" like jigging spoons, surface flat lines and Fly fishing on request. Each technique is taught to you with a patient, cool manner so everyone is scoring action every day.

Troutman Niagara River Charters Exclusive Features

  1. Every Drift Trip is personally planned, scouted and guided by Capt. John aka: "Troutman"
  2. Your River Drift trip covers drifts from Lewiston to the Niagara Lake Ontario Bar
  3. Flexible Scheduling with half days, full days, and modified fishing hours to fit your travel plans.
  4. Bring your own tackle - Captain John will tweek rigging for your personal drift tackle and ultra light combos are welcome - your own personal tackle is used at your own risk, these fish are huge.
  5. Deep Water to surface Fly Fishing a speciality so talk to "Troutman" for specific conditions and time slots for Big Water Fly Action

Tight Lines Charters Current Boat Records for the lower Niagara River

Steelhead/Rainbow Trout 24 lbs 42 inches
Lake Trout 29 lbs 40 inches
Brown Trout 25 lbs 36 inches
Walleye 16 lbs 32 inches
Musky (Incidental) 37 lbs 53 inches
Sturgeon (Incidental) 42 lbs 56 inches

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Capt John's customer service provides you with complete trip planning details for a hassle free charter experience.

Contact me e-mail E-Mail (captjohno@netzero.net) , Office Phone 1-800-443-2510, Cell Phone 1-585-590-2045


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Captain John Oravec & Tight Lines Charters offer Charter fishing on Lake Ontario for Kings, Cohos, Atlantics, Browns, Steelheads, Rainbows, and Lakers, and on the St Lawrence River and Niagara River for Walleyes, Bass and Muskies.