Wayne County Fishing Update

November 8, 2019 

Streams- This is an early report because Veterans Day is Monday November 11th, a very important holiday honoring our Veterans.

The browns are still in Maxwell Creek, and there is a decent flow of water. You can fish either side of Lake Road. The south side has some nice pools considering Maxwell is one of the smaller streams.

You can spin cast, fly rod, or center-pin for browns. Some steelhead have also been caught in Maxwell. The bait is the usual mix, nothing elaborate.

You can drop shot some egg sacs under a torpedo bobber. Throw it out and let if drift down the stream.

Bright green beads are also working.

There are parking areas on both sides of Lake Road.

Bays- Bass fishing in New York State ends November 30th. There are still anglers casting in Sodus Bay waters. They launch their boats at the Margaretta Road launch.

Remember…if you are on a boat during late autumn, you always need to wear your PFD. That regulation started the last day of October and is in effect until May1st.

If you need tackle Bay Bridge Sport Shop and Davenports at the south end of Sodus Bay are always open.

The Port Bay perch are starting to school with some nice 12-inch fish hitting off the two points in the middle of the bay.

They are also catching some nice bluegills and crappies at the south end of the bay. Just use small jigs with spikes. For the perch use 2-inch Power Bait…shad or minnow colors.

There has been light snow falling in Wayne County, however all launch sites are open and safe.

Three to five inches is predicted for Monday night, however that should not stop the hardy angler.

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- Anglers were fishing next to the locks between Newark and Lyons. There are many locations along Route 31 to pull-off and fish the canal.

The Widewaters area will not be drained, so you can fish that area. The boat ramp is at the county park, which is a couple of miles west of Newark.