Wayne County Fishing Update


Streams-The water flow in all creeks is darn good, especially after the drought situation. More rain is expected tomorrow.

The salmon are in Maxwell and there are few browns being caught. If the salmon are in… more browns will follow in a week or two.

The kings are hitting egg sacs and anything imitating red eggs. You can fish the north side of Lake Road and cast out with a torpedo bobber. Some anglers are fishing the north end of Maxwell casting cloeos out in the lake.

The other streams also have kings. Bear Creek is on Lake Road in the town of Ontario. Furnace is another stream north of Wolcott.

Pier fishing is a great option, however right now anglers are focusing on streams. Take a trip on Lake Road, which is the Seaway Trail, and fish any small tribs that dump into Lake Ontario.

Bays- Bay fishing has also been great with largemouth coming from Sodus. The pike are also hitting on the east side near the three islands. Perch should be schooling-up for the winter. You’ll just have to find them. Fish the drop-off in Sodus and Port Bays.

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- They still are catching crappies near the Port Gibson bridge and the ­­­Widewaters launch site had a few boat trailers parked. My guess is they are still fishing for bass. The canal will drop the water level in a few weeks, however Widewaters will not be affected.






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.