Wayne County Fishing Update


Lake Ontario- There has been a relentless blow on the big lake; however a few hardy anglers fished straight out from Sodus Bay earlier this week.

The kings are in 100 feet of water and hitting spoons. All the charter boats are out and just about winterized.


Streams-A little more water is now in Maxwell Creek. Not the flow that is desired, however it is at least fishable.

Throw out egg sacs on the north side of Lake Road. Some browns were caught this past weekend and a few salmon hit the sacs. Or walk the path to the lake and cast out near the mouth. The lake level is low and there is plenty of shoreline for fishing.


Bear Creek has water at the launch and although it’s small with limited public access the fish are there.


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- Perch fishing has been steady at Sodus Bay; however Port Bay has not “fired-up” yet. DEC has pulled the docks but you can still launch at Warrens and Bay Bridge on Sodus Bay.



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 will lower the water the second week in November. Widewaters remains the same level all year. Fish along Route 31 runs parallel to the canal. The bass are hitting near Port Gibson.




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.