Wayne County Fishing Report for October 9, 2018

Lake Ontario- There are still some trollers out in the lake…just the smaller boats. The kings are still hitting in 200 feet of water if you still have a boat in the water.

Streams- Maxwell Creek is still plugged-up at the mouth. Maybe Thursday’s predicted rain will be enough to open the creek. As soon as that happens, the kings and browns will be in Maxwell.

Salmon Creek in Pultneyville has fish and Bear Creek in Ontario has kings and browns. Throw-out the egg sacs. Hughes’ Marina also has trout and salmon coming in the outlet.

Pier fishing has also produced some nice kings; however, the Sodus Channel action can be hot or cold. It’s hard to predict. Cast out glow spoons or any other heavy spoon.

Bays-The perch are in Sodus Bay and Port Bay and are starting to school-up. That means to move around if you are catching the little ones. The water level in the bays is low so make sure you are careful launching your boat.

The perch are hitting small rubber minnows 2-inches long and tipped with spikes.

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.

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- There are still plenty of fish in canal waters. The bass are hitting anywhere you cast. There are shoreline opportunities all along the waterway. The locks are a great place to cast out your bait.

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.