Lake Ontario- The Wayne County Tourism office fished the Boy Scouts “Casting for Character” out of the Port of Rochester yesterday. The fundraiser featured 23 charter boats with 170 folks fishing for the scouts.
The kings were in 325 to 500 fow which is ten miles from shore…a little further out than Wayne County’s 500 fow.
Out of Sodus, the kings were hitting between 350 and 500, down 65 to 90 off the riggers. Spoons have really been working, with black and green dots especially attractive to the king bite.
Cut bait and flasher flies are also working. The fishing has been fantastic, with a few slow days because of the south wind blowing the temperatures around.
Today, the wind is at south-east and the next couple of days doesn’t look good for Lake Ontario fishing. This afternoon it’s supposed to start cranking with 15 to 20 mph and Wednesday is a definite blow-off day.
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 timeframe, make sure you register.
Bays- The largemouth bass fishing has been excellent on Sodus Bay. The weeds are heavy which is great cover for bass.
There have been some walleyes caught near the islands in Sodus Bay. Use buck tail jigs or cut bait and fish in 15 to 20 fow near the drop-offs. Look for the structure…that’s where they hang out.
Late August bullhead fishing has been good at the south end of Port Bay. Throw-out worms.
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- Fishing the Barge-Erie Canal waterways is consistently a productive angling trip. You can catch anything; from cats, to bass, to panfish and pike. The best launch site is Widewaters, west of Newark.
This report was written on August 21, 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.