Wayne County Fishing Report

Happy 4th

Lake Ontario- Lake Ontario fishing is in the middle of transition. There is a slight thermocline setting-up but the kings are not there. It’s been a hit and miss situation which is very common for this time of year.

There are lakers in 100 fow and kings are hitting flasher flies down 90 over 150 fow.

Try straight out from Sodus and start to fish in 300 feet of water. Charter captains are throwing a mix bag at kings…flasher flies, spoons and cut bait.

You must find some temperature breaks and the screens need to light-up, so you need to pick and choose and be prepared to do a lot of searching.



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. So far it is still a go. The web is http://www.sodusproam.com/ The main event is July 15-16, 2017.

Bays- Bay fishing for bass has been excellent. Just make sure you don’t exceed the 5-mph speed limit. Bass are hitting Texas rigs casting into the weeds.

Try for pike in the shallows between the islands on the east side of Sodus.

Perch are near the Sodus channel in deeper water. Perch are hitting anything small tipped with spikes. Artificials with minnow colors are working.

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- There is plenty of action in the canal waters. The bass are in Widewaters and the cats are biting in the deep pools. You can also catch plenty of pan fish. You can launch in Clyde, Lyons, and Newark or fish near the locks near Route 31.