Wayne County Fishing Update


Lake Ontario-The LOC Fall Derby runs through September 5. The big lunker Grand Prize king will put $25,000 in your pocket, so make sure you register if you are trolling the waters of Lake Ontario. Everyone on the boat needs to be signed-up for the LOC.

Before it blew on Sunday they were hitting kings in 200 feet of water down 80 to 90 fow. Fishing has been tough. The favorite attractor for the kings has been flasher fly and cut bait.

The kings have been hard to come by, however the ones that are reaching the nets have been 30 plus pounds, so keep looking for the hooks and the bait.

Bays- Last Saturday another bass club held one of the many tournaments on Sodus Bay. The bass were large and they were hitting Zoom Baits. Most of the anglers head right for the weeds.

There have been some walleyes being caught near the Sodus outlet. Fish early in the morning or near dusk and use worm rigs or purple jigs.

The largemouths are also hitting at Port Bay. Both the north and south end fishing access roads have been fixed so it’s an easy haul with the trailered boats.

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 water temps in the canal are in the 80’s which is good for bass. You can also target the catfish using cutbait or shrimp. There have been some crappies caught near the Port Gibson bridge.







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.