Wayne County Fishing Update


Lake Ontario- The LOC Fall Derby ended yesterday and a nice 33 pound salmon came from Monroe County waters. Wayne County checked-in with a nice 18 pound steelhead.


The salmon are starting to turn color and some staging is occurring, although they are still scattered. You can find the kings in 300 to 500 feet of water down 80 feet.


Flasher Flies and spoons are the ticket for some trophy kings. A bunch of steelhead are being caught…nice fish in the 12 to 15 pound class.


The browns were in 40 feet of water before the lake flipped, however they are still being caught. Where else can you fish for trout and salmon?? Lake Ontario is the proven waters for the trophy species.


Bays- Now that the Labor Day crowd has disappeared, the calm waters of Sodus Bay are perfect for fishing. Autumn angling is the best time. The fish are putting on the feeding bags and will hit just about anything.


Largemouth bass are along the weedlines and are smacking Zoom bait. Don’t forget Port Bay for some nice largemouths.


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 warm waters of the Erie Canal are producing five pound largemouths. Many anglers are fishing from the shore or you can launch at ramps in Lyons, Clyde and Newark.




Fishing License Information


Boat Launch information

Erie Canal Boat Launches: www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/eriecanalbls.pdf

Lake Ontario Public Boat Launches: www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/lkontbls.pdf



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.