Wayne County Fishing Update

Lake Ontario-The kings have been in 300 to 350 feet of water down 70 to 90 feet. If you feel like yanking in copper, they are hitting out 300 feet.

Flasher flies…spin doctors… green and white work and also some cut bait presentations.

Most of the action is still off shore with some browns closer in 150 feet of water. There was some colored water after Monday’s torrential rainfall, however that has disappeared.

August has turned-on with some great catches, mostly to the west of Sodus Bay.

Bays- Largemouth bass fishing has been excellent in all Wayne County bays. Sodus, the largest embayment has seen action anywhere in the bay. Just work the weeds, especially near the south end. Port Bay also has bass action.

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.

We have a brand new Wayne County Fishing Brochure. This publication features where to go, what to use, and what to catch. Call our office for a free fishing packet, including the new brochure. 1-800-527-6510. We also have a new publication on Great Lakes fishing.

The Wayne County Youth Derby awards were Sunday, August 2nd and a nice crowd of 60 people enjoyed the festivities. We had 75 youths signed-up for the 2015 event…the same exact number as last year.

Erie Canal-Some five pound largemouth bass have been coming from Widewaters. The water is murky from recent rain; however the fish don’t really care. There were a few smallmouths caught near Swifts Landing, proving the canal holds all species of fish.



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 Grandslam 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.