Lake Ontario- They’re still catching kings in the lake. Try 100 feet for starters and use spoons. The salmon were porpoising near the Fair Haven channel yesterday, so I’m sure there is some action at the Sodus Bay channel.
Straight out from Hughes’s Marina has also produced some late season kings. There is really nothing happening in the streams yet, although a steady rain will start the run.
Some browns were caught close to shore near Maxwell Creek.
Speaking of Hughes’ there was a 7-pound smallmouth caught using a minnow out from the marina. Check the tourism Facebook for a picture.
Bays- Sodus Bay and Port Bay have been producing perch, some reaching 12 to 13 inches. Use artificial minnows, two inches.
The perch are schooling near the points. So far, it’s been a great season for autumn perch.
The largemouths are feeding along the weedlines of Sodus, Port, and Blind Sodus Bays. Catch them with Zoom bait or spinner baits.
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 shop: www.waynecountytourism.com.
Erie Canal- Canal fishing is excellent. Fishing the canal always produces the entire year. Anglers are still catching crappies near Port Gibson, which is part of the Widewaters.
Largemouth are hitting along the south side of the canal.
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.