Wayne County Fishing Update




Lake Ontario-There is somefantastic fishing for the kings in Wayne county waters. The August turn-on has begun. After a few slow weeks the bite is sound.

Charters are catching 20 to 25 pound kings and they are in deep water. Some guys are setting up in 400 fow and trolling back …straight out from Sodus Bay.

The fish are hitting flasher flies and cut bait. The meat rigs have been the preferred bait.

Some steelhead are also coming deep 40 down over 300 feet.

Fishing has been hot from early morning until sunset with some Sodus Bay charters running double trips in August.

Bays- The bass tournaments have been producing plenty of largemouths in Sodus and Port Bays. They are catching the bass along the weedlines everywhere in Sodus. Use power baits and fish the thick mats of weeds.

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-Cats and largemouth bass have been the popular catch in the canal. The bass have been hitting in the Widewaters while catfish are everywhere. The waters are always calm which makes it a safe waterway to take the youngsters fishing.



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.