Wayne County Fishing Update

Lake Ontario-The browns were close to shore over the weekend, hitting stickbaits in 8 to 20 fow. Fish the first light of the day, then go 80 to 100 for the lakers. The lake trout are on the bottom.

The browns are not all cookie cutters…there have been some nice 10 pounders coming from Maxwell Creek west to Pultneyville.

Bays- The bullhead fishing has been decent at the Sodus Bay Bridge. That should take-off this weekend with warmer temps predicted. The perch are still in Sodus Bay. You can try near the outlet. They have been some nice catches with 10 to 12 inches the normal. It’s nice they showed-up because during our brief ice season they were not around.

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 had a few boats fishing last Sunday, however rainy weather kept most of them home…or it could be the anglers were looking for turkeys on opening day.


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.