Wayne County Fishing Update



Streams-Maxwell has a little more water flow, although the south side of Lake Road is low. Fish the north side in the slower water and cast out into the lake near the mouth of the stream.

Some browns and salmon were caught on egg sacs earlier this week. You can see the fish rolling around in the slower water.


The other smaller streams have a little better flow than last week… but a nice drenching would help.


Pier fishing has been another option and anglers were catching salmon and a few steelhead. You can cast on either side of the Sodus Pier. It’s not like fishing the stream however it works.


Another option is Hughes’ Marina on Lake Road just east of Pultneyville. There is a $5 permit fee and you can fish the small lagoons which connect to the lake.


Bays- The water is level in the bays is low which occurs every season. Be careful when you launch and watch out for shallow spots in the bays.

Sodus…the big bay… has seen a lot of largemouth bass action. Fish the weedlines. Bass season closes the last day of November.


They have been fishing off the points at Port Bay, although we haven’t had any reports of great catches. When the perch bite, Port Bay gives anglers an opportunity for action.



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 bass were hitting last Sunday near Widewaters in Newark. The best bait was plastic. The canal is also a great waterway to fish from kayaks. It’s always calm and holds all kinds of species.




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.