Streams-Maxwell Creek has a small opening to Lake Ontario and there are some trout and salmon entering the stream. It’s certainly not large and we need lots of rain to make any decent flow to the stream.
Salmon Creek in Pultneyville has fish and Bear Creek in Ontario has a small run of trout and salmon. Egg sacs and bright beads are working.
Because of low water in Lake Ontario and only trickles in the creeks, pier fishing is an option for stream fishing enthusiasts. Cast-out spoons. Acme Cleo has a dynamite Glow-Green spoon that has caught salmon and brown trout from the piers.
The Sodus Bay channel is the largest, however Port Bay has a small channel and pier. Access is at the north end of West Port Bay Road.
Bays-The perch are hitting in Port and Sodus Bays. Fish the points in 15 to 20 feet of water. Small jigs tipped with spikes has been working. Also, try some artificial shad minnows, two inches or Slurpies Small Fry from Northland Fishing Tackle.
Bass season is open until November 30th, the last Friday in the month. The weed cover on Sodus is very heavy, especially at the southern end. Use extra pound-test leaders. The water level is low so use caution while launching your boat.
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- Widewaters is still the place to be to catch bass. You can also shore fish near Route 31 which runs parallel to the canal. Sections have been drained, however there are pull-offs to park where the canal hasn’t been drawn-down.
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.