Wayne County Fishing Update

Streams- The streams are running!!! Anglers are still catching steelhead, although this should be the last week. The fish will finish the spawning run and enter the lake.

Use egg sacs and you could try casting out into the lake from the northern end of Maxwell Creek. Or try your luck from the pier heads at Sodus Bay.

Lake Ontario-The action has started. Browns, steelhead and Atlantic salmon have been hitting close to shore from Bear Creek to the east side of Port Bay.

Yesterday’s rain has produced some great mud lines, plus the warm water coming from the bays entices some nice strikes.

Stickbaits are the dominate presentation. Be ready to fish at dawn as browns are not very tolerant of bright light. That’s why you find them in stained water.

Look for the temperature breaks and fish in and out of any mud lines and concentrate your effort in front of the bay outlets and stream mouths.

Bays- Bullhead fishing is hot. Try any slow shallow water and use leeches. You can fish from the south end of Sodus Bay on the Bay Bridge.

Crappies are still hitting in Port Bay and if Lake Ontario is rough try trolling for browns. Some “holdover” trout are still in Sodus and Port Bays.

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 canal waters hold all sorts of fish. Launch at Widewaters and fish towards Port Gibson for crappies, bluegills and sunfish.




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.