Wayne County Fishing Update

Streams-No water in Maxwell, at least at the south end. There is a little action on the north side of Lake Road; however the fishing has been real spotty. Not much happening! Rain is coming Friday so maybe the Columbus Day weekend will see some stream action.



Lake Ontario-Last week the north/northeast wind blew every day. It was relentless and not a very common blow for this time of year. Obviously no one was on the water.

Fishing has been very poor with the salmon not staging. They are scattered like last year. It could be the cold temps.

The last boats in have been catching a few cohos and lakers are on the bottom in 50 to 90 feet of water.

Bays-Salmon fishing has been poor, but the bay fishing has been excellent. Largemouths are being caught along the shoreline in Sodus and Port Bay.

Use anything from spinnerbaits to rubber worms. Perch have entered Sodus Bay, however they are scattered. Fish the drop-offs.

Crappies are suspended in Port Bay. Fish the south end. You can launch off of West Port Bay Road.

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 have been hitting near Widewaters, the largest section of the canal. Cats are still in the deep pools however they will not be hitting like they did this summer.



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.