Wayne County Fishing Update


Streams-The streams have some nice water levels. More rain is predicted for tomorrow so that will add to the flow. Maxwell Creek has decent flow on both sides of Lake Road.

Some steelhead were caught this past weekend. Some anglers were visiting from New Jersey and caught some colorful rainbows. Egg sacs was their bait.

You can also check-out some of the smaller tribs, like Salmon Creek and Bear Creek. If we receive some more rain the stream fishing should be excellent. About time!

Pier fishing has also been better. There is no ice build-up on the Sodus Pier because it’s 50 degrees. You can cast out for browns or steelhead. Use bright heavy spoons.

Bays- Bay fishing continues to be a great way to spend a day. The perch are near the Sodus Channel and off the points at the south end of the bay. Port Bay saw some perch action at the north end of the bay… although the fish were small.

You can catch bass until Wednesday. (November 30th)

Remember…you need to wear your PFD from November 1st until April. It must be worn or you’ll be ticketed.

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 and sections of the canal in Lyons and Clyde are not drained for the season, so you can fish anytime. Actually, if we receive some cold weather you can ice fish Widewaters.

The catch this time of year is usually panfish.





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.