Wayne County Fishing Update
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 16:57
- Written by Chris Kenyon
Streams- Stream fishing was ok a week ago, however now the water is frozen over again. You can’t catch the steelhead through the ice on Maxwell.
Bays-The ice gets thicker and thicker. There is 20 inches on Port Bay and Sodus. We need longer augers.
The fish are hitting near the islands in Sodus Bay. Pike are feeding on minnows under tip –ups.
The perch are hitting the small jigs tipped with spikes. They have been 12 plus inches.
Look for the crowds on Sodus Bay.
Crappies are starting to hit on Sodus and Blind Sodus Bay. They are suspended over 20 feet of water.
You can stay on the ice until 6 pm with the longer days. Some of the best fishing is early in the morning or at dusk.
The NYS Ice Fishing Pro-Am has ended and the scores are on the web page at www.nysiceproam.com
Check out 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 missed the snow storm that covered the bays. You can fish near Widewaters without trudging through the drifts.
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