Wayne County Fishing Update

Streams- Maxwell Creek has a great water flow and the browns are still hitting on the north side of Lake Road. Use egg sacs and beads under a torpedo bobber for the trout.

Some steelhead are being caught at Maxwell and Bear Creek in Ontario. The salmon run is over so use your eggs for the trout.

There was also a report of some browns coming from Hughes’ Marina, just east of Pultneyville.

Don’t forget fishing the Sodus pier can produce some nice trout. That’s if there is no ice on the pier.

Bays- The perch fishing continues to be hot on Port Bay and Sodus. Sodus is the big bay while Port Bay is 500 acres. Launch sites are available on both bays.

Use artificial or real minnows on a number 4 hook with a sinker on the bottom. Or the perch will also hit small jigs tipped with spikes. The water levels are perfect for launching a boat. Be cautious as the bays are running high 40’s for surface temps.

Don’t forget you need to wear your PFD until May.

The crappies are still hitting for Port Bay anglers. They are usually suspended over 10 to 15 feet of water. The perch limit is 50 and crappies are 25 fish per angler.

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 are still hitting on the canal and that season closes November 30th. After that date you can fish and release one bass.

The Widewaters is still your most convenient place to launch on 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.