Wayne County Fishing Report for September 4, 2018

Lake Ontario- The LOC ended yesterday and although tournament action has slowed, the king bite hasn’t. A last minute 30 pounder hit the scales in Wayne County…placing 2nd place in the fall LOC. The kings still rule!

If you want less boat traffic, now is the time to fish.

The tourism crew went out Sunday shooting some video and caught four for seven, however didn’t make the leader board.

The fish were in 110 to 140 feet of water, down 80 to 90 feet. The kings were hitting flasher flies, spoons and some cut bait.

We were running an eight-rod spread and trolling between Hughes’ Marina and Sodus Bay. No lamprey bites on any of the kings.

Bays-The largemouth action on Sodus Bay has been the best in decades. Maybe it’s the warm water that has turned on the bass. Fish the weedlines, especially at the south end of the bay. The bass have been hitting Zoom bait…anything rubber or plastic. Top-Water baits have also been productive. The weeds are thick so use some heavy 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- The bass boats were fishing Widewaters on Sunday. Kayak fishing has also been very popular in the canal. Easy to launch and great for fishing the calmer water of the canal, the kayaks are becoming very popular for anglers.

Chris Kenyon of Wolcott, NY is 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.