Wayne County Fishing Report for October 10, 2017

Lake Ontario- While fishing Port Bay for perch and crappies last week, the salmon were rolling around everywhere. This is a great time to fish the pier heads at Port and Sodus Bays.Yesterday’s rain has created a surge of salmon for the autumn run.

There are a few charters fishing in 400 feet of water, looking for young kings and steelhead. They are using spoons off the riggers.

Little Cleo’s and Kastmasters are great spoons for casting in the Sodus Bay channel waters.

The rainfall, which was three inches in some places, has created a decent flow in the streams. Anglers were catching kings in Salmon Creek in Pultneyville and there is probably a decent run at Maxwell. No reports from Maxwell, however the rainfall should make Maxwell come alive.

Bays- The perch fishing in Port and Sodus Bays has slowed considerably. They must be moving around because it has been a fantastic autumn for perch and crappies.

Fish the drop-offs with artificial minnows. Use the two-inch variety with a sinker tied five inches below.

There is a great population of crappies in Port Bay, however they are small, not nine inches which is the size limit.

Don’t forget you need to wear a PFD the end of this 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- Largemouth bass are hitting at Widewaters and near Lyons, next to the locks. There are pull-off places to fish along Route 31 if you don’t have a boat.

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.