Wayne County Fishing Update

Streams-No open water this week. We need a thaw to fish the streams unless you want to catch steelhead with tip-ups.

Bays- Plenty of ice, however nothing has really set-up for schooling perch. They are hitting slowly but you need to move around to find them. It’s the same scenario along other Lake Ontario bays and inlets.

Anglers are catching some pike from the north east side of Sodus Bay. Use pike minnows and fish the weedlines. You can catch them in shallow water six to ten feet deep.

Let’s hope for some action 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- The hot spot is Widewaters with anglers catching all sorts of pan fish. Currently the Erie Canal is the best place to ice fish in Wayne County. The waterway is beating Sodus Bay for ice action.




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.