Wayne County Fishing Update


Lake Ontario-It’s the last week in September…the time for stream fishing. However, we need water. Maxwell (the little stream famous for browns) is dry. There a few pools in the north end. What you can do is fish near the mouth, casting out Cleos from the shore.

There are salmon in 90 to 150 feet of water, but they’re not hitting with a vengeance. Try flasher flies or go with green spoons. There are lakers on the bottom in 100 feet of water straight out from Sodus. Use cowbells and peanuts.

A few fish are coming from the Sodus Pier, however that should be better in a couple of weeks. Pier fishing might be the answer if we don’t get water. It’s suppose rain Thursday…a significant amount. If so Maxwell and the other streams will have a run of trout and salmon from the lake.

Bays- Largemouth bass are hitting in Sodus and Port Bay. The Port Bay catch was only bass. The perch would not take anything. There appeared to be a lot of bait fish, so that could be the answer.

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- Two anglers fish the canal every Sunday near Widewaters. They are kayak anglers and are catching crappies, bluegills and sunfish.





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.