Wayne County Fishing Update

Happy 4th of July



Lake Ontario-Today was a killer day for browns. With the weekend Northeast wind pushing warm water towards the shore and some nice mudlines created by over flowing streams, the browns came close to shore for temp breaks, cover and bait.

Fish close to shore for the early bite and then go deeper for kings. The browns should hang around for a few days.

The kings have been over 200 to 300 feet of water and are hitting flasher flies and spoons. The steelhead are still about 20 to 30 feet over 250 fow.

The Sodus Point Pro–Am is slated for July 18 and 19th however the entire week will feature opportunities to fish and win cash. Check the web; soduspointproam.com or go to their facebook page for further information.

Bays- Opening day bass fishing found lots of largemouths in Sodus Bay. This past weekend was New York States free fishing event and anglers took advantage of being able to fish without a license.

That was last weekend so make sure you have a license for this holiday weekend.

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 Fishing Derby is now in full swing with a brand new exciting division for youngsters 4-7 years of age. All the info is on our web page.

Erie Canal-The canal has high water and the current has been very swift. Make sure you don’t take any chance, especially if you are in a kayak or small boat. As soon as the water lever recedes go for the largemouth between Newark and Palmyra.


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.