September 13, 2017
Lake Ontario- Kings are hitting in 50 to 100 feet of water. Today’s south breeze might be pushing temps around; however, the fish appear to be stacking-up.
Riggers and dipsey divers appear to be the preferred presentation with flasher flies and stick baits working. Green ladder back are the colors for the sticks.
The catch has been kings, browns and some cohos straight out from Sodus and Hughes’ Marina.
So far there is nothing much happening in the tribs.
Bays- The Sodus Bay perch are on the bite. Fish the east side of the bay starting at the south end and going north to the islands. If there is no action move around until you locate the schools. So far, they have been only males.
The largemouths are striking in Port Bay and you can launch at the north end. Now that the water level is lower the no wake regulation has been lifted. You still need to only go 5 miles an hour 300 feet from shore.
Crappie’s are in Port Bay suspended at the south end. They must be 9 inches to keep. Use bright jigs tipped with spikes.
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- Fishing has been very good for canal largemouths. Launch at Widewaters. There are also crappies being caught west of Clyde. There is also a ramp just east of Clyde as soon as you cross the bridge on Route 414.
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.