Wayne County Fishing Update


Happy Thanksgiving



Streams-A few anglers were fishing Maxwell this weekend and a nice steelhead came from the south side of Lake Road. The water level still remains low, however there is still enough to hold fish.

Wayne County didn’t receive any of the lake affect that pounded Buffalo. Of course that snow came from Lake Erie.

Using real egg sacs still works the best for trout. You can catch them on artificial lures, but the real stuff works best.


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.


The ponds at Hughes’ are ice free so far. Of course that can change later this week when colder temperatures come into town.


Bays- Perch fishing is picking-up in all the bays. On Sodus the fish are in deeper water off of the islands and points. Use jigs tipped with spikes.


Remember the New York State law that requires you to wear your PFD (Life jacket) starting November 1st and ending in the spring.



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 few boats launched at Widewaters last Sunday. You can still catch panfish and some big bass. Bass season closes this Sunday, November 30th.



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.