Wayne County Fishing Update


Lake Ontario- Some kings have entered Maxwell Creek; however you can still fish the lake for salmon. They have been in 100 feet of water. The last few days have been rough; however the lake is flat as a pancake today.


While waiting for the autumn run you can easily cast into the channels at Port and Sodus Bays. Some big kings come out of the water from pier fishing.

Use braided line and a nice stiff rod and cast “Cleos” out in the channel. Sounds simple, but this has work for years.


Bays- The summer crowd is now pulling their boats for the season and you have all the bays to yourself.


The perch are in at Port Bay. You should fish the north end or launch a boat and concentrate along the points. Use spikes and small jigs.


Largemouth bass are being caught in Sodus Bay. The big bay has plenty of access points and with over 2,000 acres of water you can fish any where you want.


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- Canal fishing has been excellent for just about anything. The bass range in the three to five pound class.


I’m off to Maine and the Adirondacks for two weeks. The report will resume in October. Maxwell Creek will be running by then! Save some browns for me.






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.