Wayne County Fishing Update

Lake Ontario-Steelhead are hitting 40 down over 200 feet of water, straight-out from Sodus. That was the best temperature break yesterday and that will of course change. Your best bet for action will be based on temp breaks as there is little in the way of stained water.

The steelies were hitting anything red.

Some kings were also coming from 200 feet of water down 90 feet. They were hitting a mixed bag of spoons.

The browns are still close to shore, however the bright sun and little wave action means you need to be on the water at 5 am.

Bays- The bays were producing rock bass, crappies, bluegills and “fish and release” largemouths.

The early bite was the best. Sodus and Port Bays are still cold…temps in the high 40’s in some sections. Once it warms the action will start.

A whooper channel catfish was caught in the Port Bay channel a couple of weeks ago. It weighed-in at 40 pounds. It looked like a monster…the ones you see from the deep south.

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 starts in June with a brand new exciting division for youngsters 4-7 years of age. All the info is on our web page.

Erie Canal-There were plenty of boats fishing the canal during the holiday weekend and the catches were the usual mix…bass, crappies and perch.

Remember you cannot keep bass until the opener, which is the 13th…the third Saturday in June.



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.