Wayne County Fishing Update

 

 

 

Happy 4th Fishing

 

Lake Ontario-It was calm this morning, and then a west wind came to town. Not bad, actually pretty decent for Lake Ontario fishing.

The kings are starting to show-up in Wayne County waters. They are in 200 to 250 feet of water down 80 to 100. They are hitting spin doctors and flies off riggers and straight back 200 feet on copper.

The steelhead are still on the top 40 feet and lakers are down in 300 feet of water; It has been a mix bag of trout and salmon.

You can still catch browns in 50 to 80 feet off the boards, but that has to be a 5 am start.

Bays- Some of the big perch are still in Sodus Bay, however some are being caught west of Sodus Point in the shallow water of Lake Ontario.

Pike are hitting between the islands of Sodus Bay. They are hitting pike minnows. There are plenty of largemouth bass close to weedlines in all of the Wayne County bays. Use 14 to 20-pound test line and haul them out of the cover. Most bass anglers will release their catches.

If you need to rent a boat they are available at Davenports, Bay Bridge Sport Shop, and Warren’s Hook, Line &Sinker at Sodus Point.

Crappies are still suspended in 15 feet of water at the south end of Port Bay.

Don’t forget the Wayne County Youth Derby which started June 11th and runs until July 24th. All the info is on the front of our county web page.

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-A bass tournament on the canal proved how big the largemouth fish are…five and six pounders were being caught in the Widewaters section. There are launch sites in Clyde, Lyons and Newark, or you can fish the shoreline.

 

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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.