Wayne County Fishing Update

Lake Ontario- “Bout Time” from Fair Haven has a very detailed report from this past weekend, posted on the LOU board. They were probably close to Wayne County waters, so we’ll use it. Here it is…. Fished 530 -11 Saturday morning with a crew from camp.

We ended the day 9 - 13. We hit 3 fish in tight (100-120’) first thing in the morning then things dried up.

I pushed out to deeper waters and we hit them solid from 270-350’. We had constant action with 3 doubles and multiple singles

 Every rod fired in my spread.

 Riggers down 65/78/88/90.

 Dipsys set on “1” out 220/240/260/270

 Dipsy on a “3” out 300/315/330

 And 450 copper

 Green Jean, Carbon 14, Die Hard spoons

Meat rigs behind green dot Spin Doctors, green Echips, and golden boy flashers

 Green dot paddles with hammer and stud flies.

A great report.

Pop-up thunderstorms are predicted all week so keep an eye on your radar. It just rained 4 inches from storms that came from the south east.

Don’t forget the LOC Derby which starts this Friday August 17 and runs until Monday, September 3rd. Prize structure and information is at loc.org If you are fishing during that time frame, make sure you register.

Bays-Largemouths are being caught in all Wayne County bays. Just target the weedlines, which are everywhere. Use strong leaders because you’ll be pulling them from heavy cover.

During a bass tournament on Sodus Bay the largemouths came from the south end of the bay.

If you don’t own a boat, you can rent them from Bay Bridge Sport Shop.

There have been a few smallmouths caught in Lake Ontario straight out from Port Bay. They have been hitting 3- inch shad Power Bait.

Check out the rest of the Wayne County Tourism web page for the locations and hours of local bait and tackle shops. www.waynecountytourism.com.

Erie Canal- Canal fishing has been excellent, however with today’s flooding and predicted run-off, be aware of a strong current.

chris

Chris Kenyon

Chris Kenyon of Wolcott, NY is a regular columnist with the Finger Lakes Times, Sun and Record, Lake Ontario Outdoors and freelance writer with other publications, as well as Recreational Promotional Coordinator for Wayne County Tourism. Chris assists with the Wayne County Youth Derby and other outdoor events. He also takes time to work with the Montezuma Audobon Center on programs involving kids, including their Youth Pheasant Hunt. He is a constant presence at sportsmen's events, shows, and anything involving the outdoors. Kenyon is a tireless advocate for enjoying the outdoors, preserving the environment, and sharing knowledge and skills.