Wayne County Fishing Update

Streams- The streams are running high after last night’s rain. If they settle down a bit you should be able to catch a few steelies. Try the south side of Lake Road for Maxwell Creek fish. The water is slower and you can throw out some small red spoons. Otherwise go with bright beads or egg sacs.

It is the same situation for the smaller streams. The open water is good news; however the smaller streams need to slow down.

Bays-We had ice for a week; however the rain and 50 degree temps certainly melted away the good ice. It’s not safe, so don’t attempt to get some time on the ice…at least not now. Maybe we can re-group next week. At least it’s not open water yet.

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-It is the same situation on the canal. Last night’s rain put a dent in the safe ice. You shouldn’t be on any canal ice right now.


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.