Wayne County Fishing Update


Lake Ontario- The salmon were are little more scattered this past weekend, however the 30 pounders are still roaming the deep waters. Fish 150 to 300 feet. They have been hitting cut-bait and flasher flies.


Browns are in 70 to 90 feet and hitting Michigan Stingers, NK’s, and other spoons. Any color works.


A nice 31 pound king leads in the summer LOC Derby. The fish was hooked in Wayne County during Big Fish Friday, the beginning of the Sodus Point Pro-Am.

Winners of the Pro-Am are: the Screamer A-Tom-Mik Team for Pros and 5 More Minutes for the Ams. Hats off to all the teams that competed.




Bays- Plenty of Largemouth bass action in all the bays. Fish the weedlines. Some pike are still being hooked near the islands of Sodus Bay.


Pan fish action is everywhere. This is a great opportunity to involve youngsters to the sport of fishing.


Don’t forget the Wayne County 5-Grandslam and Merchants Challenge Youth Derby which is happening right now. Click on Grand slam for more information. The youngsters are starting to catch fish. Don’t miss this great contest.


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- There was a bass tournament at Widewaters on Saturday and the teams found the largemouths near Port Gibson. The fishing has been hot this past week.








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.