Wayne County Fishing Update


Lake Ontario- The bite is on…Kings are starting the fall frenzy, chomping away on alewives. They are in 150 feet of water down 40 or they can be in 400 feet of water down 100. Start in 150   looking for bait and then head out deeper.


Fish are coming on spoons, flies, and some cut bait. Many kings are 25 to 30 pounds, which can give you a pretty powerful fight.


Steelhead are also being netted, usually closer to the surface…down 30 feet.

Don’t forget the LOC Fall Derby. Info and leaderboards are at loc.org

A cool $25,000 for the first place. Not too shabby for a fishing trip!


Bays- Bay fishing continues to be hot, especially for largemouth bass. Sodus is the largest bay, however the smaller bays in our county are producing plenty fish.


Our youth derby is over for 2014; however we’ll be back next year. The final leaderboard for the youngsters is on the GrandSlam section of our web page.


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.


Erie Canal- The bass are hitting in canal waters. There have been contests the entire bass season because the canal produces some of the heaviest fish in the county. Go get um!







Fishing License Information


Boat Launch information

Erie Canal Boat Launches: www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/eriecanalbls.pdf

Lake Ontario Public Boat Launches: www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/lkontbls.pdf



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.