Wayne County Fishing Report

Lake Ontario- The strong winds from the Northeast not only canceled day two of the Pro-Am, they pushed the warmer water deep. Currently the good temperatures are in 400 to 500 feet of water. The lake flipped leaving 50 degrees closer to shore.

The kings have been 80 to 100 down over the deep water of 500 feet. They have been hitting spoons, meat, and flasher flies. Fishing is still fantastic… you just need to do a little searching.

Who knows what’s going to happen with the predicted hot weather and T storms later this week. Maybe things will settle down towards the weekend.

Bays- Anglers are still hammering the largemouths at Sodus. Just fish the weedllines using Zoom baits, spinners or top water lures.

The perch are out of the bays and still in 8 to 10 feet of water in the lake.

They’ll hit small jigs tipped with spikes.

They are catching bluegills at the north and south end of Port Bay. The north barrier road has been graded. It’s still bumpy, however not as bad as last month.

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- Canal fishing is producing largemouths and panfish. Remember when the wind is blowing hard it really doesn’t affect canal waters.

This report was written on July 24, 2018 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.