Wayne County Fishing Report for November 6, 2018

Streams- The south side of Maxwell has an excellent flow and some stream anglers were catching salmon. There have also been browns caught on the slower section on the north side of Lake Road.

With rain predicted all week all the streams in the county will be flowing. They could end-up flowing a little too much, however we’ll take it. It’s much better than a month ago!

It’s been hit or miss from the Sodus Bay pier. The fish are in the channel; however, they are hitting sporadically. Use heavy spoons…especially the glow Cleos.

Bays- Starting November 1st you need to be wearing a PFD while in your boat. You need to wear it…not just have it on your boat.

The perch fishing continues to be excellent in Port and Sodus Bays. They are hitting near the islands in Sodus and off the points.

The 2 ½ inch-Berkley Power Bait shad (Black Ice) has been the favorite. Tie a number 4 hook 15 inches from some weight. Or go with any other plastic or rubber and tip it with spikes.

The Port Bay channel has some nice perch; however, you’ll need to wait until the wind disappears. You can also fish the points where the schooling perch like the drop-offs.

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 high because of the run-off. Not many boats are launching this week.

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.