Wayne County Fishing Report

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Lake Ontario- The kings are staging and although they are not the brilliant silver of summer, they do give a fight.

Out from Sodus it’s been an early bite. Try 90 to 100 feet of water and use flasher flies.

Riggers are at 10 feet and the dipsy back 250 has worked. Some guys are using cut bait and spoons still work.

Yesterday was 88 degrees and today is another sultry day on Lake Ontario. A front is coming later this week, so that might change the late season bite.

Bays- Bay fishing has been excellent. The Sodus Bay perch are still hitting in 20 to 25 feet of water near the islands and on the south-east side of the bay. There have been some 10 to 12 inchers.

Port Bay has some terrific bass fishing. The largemouths are hitting just about anything you throw at them. Fish the coves and the southern end of the bay.

There is also a crappie bite at Port Bay…at the south-east end of the bay. They have been rather small but still big enough to keep (nine-inch regulation).

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- The canal still offers some of the best fishing in the county. It has all fish except trout and salmon. The bass are weighing-in at five pounds plus.

This report was written by Chris Kenyon of Wolcott, NY, 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 Wayne County 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.