The Latest Information for Launch Sites, Marinas and Charter Services Listed Below
Lake Ontario-The nasty northeast wind stopped the Sodus Pro-Am boats from competing on Sunday, however they did manage a full day on Saturday. The Sodus event had 63 teams registered (excellent field) and A-Tom-Mik took first place for Pros with team Warship taking the honors for the Ams.
Check out the final results on www.sodusproam.com
The salmon caught in Wayne County waters for the tournament were west of Sodus Bay in 150 to 200 fow. Meat rigs worked the best.
A cold front is approaching today, and the temperature breaks will be moved around, however try to stay in 200 fow.
The LOC Summer Derby started Saturday, June 26th and runs until this Sunday, July 25th. Awards at Captain Jacks in Sodus Point @ 3pm.
The bass were hitting on Sodus Bay Saturday and the northeast blow on Sunday didn’t affect bay anglers too much. The weed growth in all the bays is heavy and the largemouth were hitting Senko rigs.
Fish the points and the water between the three islands. Panfish are every where with plenty of action with rock bass.
For Port Bay anglers, launch on the north barrier bar off West Port Bay Road. The south DEC ramp is closed.
Wayne County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Federation of Sportsmen Clubs are pleased to announce the 22nd Wayne County Youth Fishing Derby for anglers ages 4-16. The event runs June 19th-July 31st, 2021and covers the waters in Wayne County.
The 2021 New York State fishing guide can be found at https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7917.html for downloading and printing at home. Production of hard copies is finished and have been delivered to License Issuing Agents. Hard copies can be requested by emailing FWFish@dec.ny.gov.
There is high water on the canal from the weekend’s rain. Over 3.5 inches was recorded near Lyons. You can launch boats; however, the current will be a constant issue for boat anglers. Fish from the shore with heavy sinkers on the terminal end of your line.
Keep informed from the NYS Canal web for changes, canal hours and restrictions with canal waters. (There will be no fees for the 2021 canal boating season.)
Safety Precautions from DEC
While enjoying the outdoors, please continue to follow the CDC/New York State Department of Health guidelines (leaves DEC’s website) for preventing the spread of colds, flu, and COVID-19:
When fishing, DEC recommends avoiding busy waters and following the guidelines on DEC’s website about fishing responsibly in New York State. If an angler arrives at a parking lot and there are several cars, they should consider going to another parking lot. If an angler is fishing upstream, they should fish downstream of the other angler or consider fishing another day. Anglers fishing from boats should be able to maintain at least six feet of distance between one another. For more information about the benefits of being outdoors safely and responsibly, go to DEC’s website.
New York State is open for fishing and DEC encourages anglers to recreate locally at a nearby waterbody. New York’s lakes and streams offer great opportunities for fishing in a wide array of settings across the state. Even during the current COVID-19 public health crisis, getting outdoors and connecting with nature while angling in New York’s waters is a great way to help maintain mental and physical health.