Wayne County Fishing Report

Lake Ontario- The king bite has been from 200 to 500 feet of water with riggers, dipsys and copper all taking turns with the fish.

Flasher flies are working; however, the spoons appear to be doing better. The word from the charter captains from Sodus is try purple/green Stingers or NK’s.


There has been lots of immatures however some nice 20 pounds have been netted. Steelhead are also being caught down 50 over 250 fow.


The north wind today (July 25) will probably change the bite tomorrow. Look for the marks and don’t always think of deep water. Some kings have been caught in 100 feet.



Bays- Plenty of rain over the last several days will certainly keep the water level on in all the bays. The north end launching site is open at Port Bay. There have been smallmouths caught in the channel.

Sodus Bay fishing has been great, especially for largemouth bass. Fish the weedlines anywhere in the bay.

Perch are being caught near the buoys at Sodus Bay. You can also catch them on the south-east side of the channel entrance.

Try fishing off the pier heads. Cast out in the channel for panfish, pike or sometimes you might hook some brown trout.

The no wake conditions remain on all Wayne County bays, so that will make getting to your preferred location very difficult.

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- Bass fishing has been excellent in the canal waters and anglers are still catching crappies near Port Gibson. If you like fishing for carp try near the locks in Lyons. Cat fish are also in the deep holes, out of the current.