Wayne County Fishing Report for May 1, 2018

Lake Ontario- Once again lake anglers have been thwarted by winds. It’s an everyday happening. One day it blows from the north, the next it’s the south, and then west. And these are all 20 plus mph blows.

Today it is flat, and yesterday’s blow has created some great mudlines. Browns are hitting along the shore in 8 feet of water. All stickbai­ts are working.

There have been more spring kings caught this year. They are in 20 to 60 fow. Water temps today are 42 to 44 degrees.

Some anglers were casting off the Sodus Point pier and there was one steelhead caught using a Kastmaster spoon.

Bays- Bay fishing has been excellent with the perch bite continuing to be great. The perch are in Sodus Bay on the northwest section near Arney’s Marina.

Bullheads are hitting off Bay Bridge at the south end of Sodus.

The pike and walleye season starts the first Saturday in May, which is May 5th. Pike need to be 22 inches and you can keep three fish. You can keep three walleye and the minimum length is 18 inches. Those are Great Lakes regulations… which cover Wayne County waters… however, different bodies of water have different regs.

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 crappies are hitting under the Port Gibson bridge in the Widewaters section of the canal. You can also fish near the locks east of Newark and catch just about any fish.

This report was written on May 1, 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.