Wayne County Fishing Update

Happy Thanksgiving to All


Streams- The streams could use more water but that’s been the case for Maxwell Creek most of November. They are catching browns on the north side of Lake Road in the slower water. Beads, egg sacs and even small spoons will work if the fish are hitting.

Cast out using torpedo bobbers. You can also try the mouth of Maxwell and cast out into Lake Ontario with Cleos.

Pier fishing is hot and cold at the channel of Sodus Bay. Anglers have caught some steelhead; however the wind has prevented pier fishing. It seems like it’s always blowing this autumn.

The cold temperatures we have now (30’s) will not last. This week is predicted to be mild so at least the streams will be ice free.


Bays- Ice anglers are hoping for some colder temps. Hopefully we’ll see a solid ice season. Perch have been hitting at Sodus Bay; however no one is at Port Bay to offer a report.

Last season we had the ice but the perch fishing was slow. Hopefully we have a productive season for 2016.

Remember, you need to wear your flotation device at all times starting November 1st. It has to be worn, not just sitting somewhere in the boat. This is a New York State law for all waterways.

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-You can catch and keep bass until November 30th and the best spot is the canal. Launch your boat at Widewaters and fish the shoreline past the Port Gibson Bridge. Consider it the last cast of the season





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.