Wayne County Fishing Update


Streams-That was a very quick transition. One day it’s kayak weather and now it’s lake effect with 20 degrees.

Maxwell does have more water and the banks haven’t frozen yet!! Some steelhead are running and the browns are sporadic if you want to bundle-up and give it a try.


Use egg sacs and small spoons and fish the smaller streams in the county. Wayne County hasn’t been slammed with snow like Buffalo, however that can change in a second.


Pier fishing is also another way to catch browns and they will hit small spoons and egg sacs. The only trouble is the Sodus Pier is iced over and the wind is blowing 30 mph.


Maybe we can return to normal November fishing later this week.


Another option is Hughes’ Marina on Lake Road just east of Pultneyville. There is a $5 permit fee and you can fish the small lagoons which connect to the lake.


Bays- The perch have been in Sodus and Port Bays. There will be no icing with the current wind, so at least you can launch a boat later this week.



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- Not much going on in the canal.



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.