Wayne County Fishing Update

January 14, 2020 


Streams- The muddy water flowing out of Maxwell Creek made for some difficult fishing last week, however it’s beginning to clear-up. Today the temps are again in the high forties, but at least the wind has stopped cranking. Maxwell has clear water.

Some steelhead and a few browns are coming from Maxwell Creek. You can fish either side of Lake Road. The small pockets holding some steelies are on the south side, while the north is the slower current.

It has been hit or miss with catches, however it’s the perfect day to fish.

This weekend is another predicted cold front coming through with some snow, but that won’t hurt any stream angling. Hopefully, there won’t be any more rain to muddy the water.

Bay Bridge Sport Shop at the south end of Sodus Bay has everything you need for stream angling.

The Sodus pier has no ice at the south end. Not sure if anyone is catching steelhead, but it’s another place to throw out bright spoons.

Bays- Nothing is happening on the bays. There is no ice anywhere. Even the smaller ponds like Sodus Center have nothing but slush.

If you do try to fish from a boat, make sure you know what your doing. Wear the PFD and don’t take any chances because the water temps are in the high 30’s. Hypothermia is a vey quick killer.

If you need tackle Bay Bridge Sport Shop and Davenports at the south end of Sodus Bay are always open. They both have live bait if you like fishing with small minnows.

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

Erie Canal- No one is fishing the canal.

Don’t forget the Niagara Fishing Expo coming-up January 17-19, 2020. All the info is at


This is a fantastic event for anglers. DEC will be there answering all your angling questions.