Lake Ontario- The king bite is still on; however, they have been scattered. The latest reports out of Sodus are they are hitting spoons and flasher flies from 200 to 450 feet of water. Riggers are down 80 to 100 feet.
There have been plenty of two-year-old salmon caught, however the matures are also coming to the net. The spreads have been copper out 400 to 500 feet, dipsy’s and riggers. The spoons are Moonshine black and orange and glow, Stingers, and NK Mags.
Charters have been fishing straight out from Hughes’ Marina, Sodus and Port Bays. A front is supposed to hit our area Wednesday, so watch the wind.
Don’t forget the LOC Derby which runs until Monday, September 3rd. Prize structure and information is at loc.org. If you are fishing during that time frame, make sure you register. The awards ceremony will be at Jacks (Sodus Point) starting around 4 pm.
Bays- Bay fishing has been excellent with some hefty largemouths coming from Sodus Bay. Some pike are being caught next to Leroy Island. There have been some smallmouths caught near the channel in Port Bay.
Late summer is the best time to fish the bays. As the water cools the fish are hitting everything. There are plenty of launch sites at all bays.
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 waters are running a faster current than usual because of the pop-up storms that are moving in and out of our region. If you launch at Widewaters, fish the south side of the canal. The bass are huge, and the channel cat fish bite has been strong, especially in the Palmyra area.
This report was written on August 28, 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.