Wayne County Fishing Update


Streams-Rain and melting snow have put the desired flow of water in Maxwell Creek… maybe a little too much, however we should not complain.


The steelhead love the fresh oxygen in the water. You’ll have to re-rig with some heavier sinkers if you are fishing under bobbers with egg sacs. Otherwise try some jigs or small spoons like the Kastmasters.


Both sides of Lake Road work for steelhead action. Don’t forget the other streams in the county. All are of the smaller variety…but they hold fish.


Currently, there is no ice build-up on the Sodus pier, so you can cast out in the channel for browns and steelies.


Another option for stream anglers 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- Some of the winter anglers are anxious for ice, however you can still launch your boat at

the private ramps while waiting for ice. Or try the north shoreline of Port Bay for perch.

Remember the New York State law which requires you to wear a PFD if you are in any type of watercraft. Be safe…it is a very smart law!



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- Nothing much happening in the canal, which is covered with slush.





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.