Wayne County Fishing Update


The Western NY Sport Show is coming to the Erie County Fairgrounds next week, March 5-8th. It’s an easy 2 hour drive from Wayne County. It’s a great show… We’ll be there!!



Streams- Streams are locked–in with ice and snow. If Maxwell was larger you could ice fish on the stream.

Bays- When you have a winter like this you are not concerned with ice thickness. There is 18-20 inches on all bays. The issue now is the slush build-up from all the weight of the snow.

You need a machine or if you’re in shape a pair of snow shoes. Anyway you look at it, its rough going getting to your favorite spot.

The perch are hitting off of Graves Pt. in Port Bay. They are also catching them on the north east side of the bay. Parking is limited because of all the snow. Park at the restaurant on West Port Bay Road and be prepared to walk. Or better yet, bring the machine.

The same situation has occurred on Sodus Bay. Anglers are catching some decent perch on the east side. If you have a snowmobile you can venture out from Bay Bridge Sport Shop.

You still need to use caution close to shore because of all the bubblers.

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- Widewaters has probably been the best place for ice fishing this year…out of the wind and not a long walk to the canal. They are catching all sorts of panfish on the Erie.






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.