Lake Ontario- Salmon are hitting 250 to 350 fow down 60 to 70. That was yesterday and anything can, and will change. The Sodus Pro-Am is this week and the teams are in town looking for the fish.
Spoons have been the best choice, however flasher flies and cut bait have brought in some nice kings.
The set-ups have been riggers, dipsy and copper, with the flat line out 500 feet. The mix of fish has included some browns; however, steelhead and kings have been the excitement.
Don’t forget the Sodus Pro-Am this week. Big Fish Friday is open for all boats, so if you want to see what it’s all about sign-up now. The web is http://www.sodusproam.com/ The main event is July 15-16, 2017.
Bays- Bass fishing has been very good in Sodus Bay. The pike are also hitting near the islands. The bass are post spawn and can be found along the weedlines. They have been very hungry for just about any artificial bait.
The launch sites at Port Bay are still closed but they might open by this weekend. There is launching at the restaurant on West Port Bay Road.
The no wake conditions remain on all Wayne County bays, so that will make getting to your preferred location very difficult.
Hughes Marina has a launch site, so you can head east on the lake and gain entrance to Sodus Bay or launch at Bay Bridge or Margaretta Road.
It sounds like a broken record however, the speed on the bays is still idle. It’s a Wayne County Emergency condition. There is no restriction on Lake Ontario.
The tackle shops. www.waynecountytourism.com.
Erie Canal- The bass boats were out early Sunday morning and they were hitting largemouths along the Widewaters southern shoreline. You can also fish from the shore near the locks in Lyons, Newark, and Palmyra. The catfish bite is on. They are catching them with cut bait. Catch the small panfish from canal waters and use that bait for the cats.