Wayne County Fishing Report

Lake Ontario- The kings are in Wayne County waters; however, they are not hitting like hungry fish. It could be all the bait that was evident during spring fishing.


Try Pro Troll flasher/ flies or NK spoons. Dark color has been working. The kings that are making it to the net have been in 140 to 200 fow. They are hitting divers out 500 ft. and down 60ft.

Lots of bait fish and lots of hooks on the graph, so try throwing anything at them. Maybe cut bait.


Don’t forget the Sodus Pro-Am coming-up in July, Water levels are receding some, so there should be no issues in a few weeks. The web is http://www.sodusproam.com/ The main event is July 15-16, 2017.

Bays- Some huge bass were caught in Sodus Bay near the south end of the bay. Some of the fish have been in close to shore and hit Texas rigged bait. They have also caught some perch near the channel.

If you target pike, fish on the north-east side of Sodus between the islands. The pike will hit minnows or troll spoons.

The no wake conditions remain on all Wayne County bays, so that will make getting to your preferred location very difficult. Currently, Port Bay doesn’t even have an open launch site.

Hughes Marina has a launch site, so you can head east on the lake and gain entrance to Sodus Bay or launch at Bay Bridge or Margaretta Road.

It sounds like a broken record however, the speed on the bays is still idle. It’s a Wayne County Emergency condition. There is no restriction on Lake Ontario.

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 out near the Widewaters on Sunday. Some of the anglers reported catching some nice largemouths. They were casting spinner baits.