Wayne County Fishing Update

Lake Ontario-Two weeks ago the kings were roaming the shores with some rainbows out in 150 FOW down 20 feet. Then….it stopped.

Right now the browns are hitting straight out from Port Bay. You need to be on the water at 5 am and fish right on shore in 5 to 10 feet. Work the shoreline to Fair Haven and back looking for any mudlines.

The browns are a mixed bag five to ten pounds.

Lakers are on the bottom in 150 FOW. Use cowbells and bounce the bottom.

The LOC Spring awards was last Sunday and the second place brown was caught in Irondequoit Bay. The lake had 8 to 10 footers so the winner trolled in the bay for that brown.

They are probably in Sodus Bay, or if it’s rough in the lake… fish the channel.

Bays- It’s been a tough week fishing the bays. The water is cold, not even hitting 60 degrees. The bullhead fishing has been a struggle; however, you can catch some crappies at Bay Bridge.

No boats have been out in Port Bay, so I guess the fishing is tough. We need some moderating temps to warm the water.

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 canal water is high but that really doesn’t affect boaters fishing the Erie. They are still catching crappies at port Gibson and some cats were coming from Swifts Landing in 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.