Wayne County Fishing Report

Lake Ontario- It’s August which means a great king bite and that’s what is occurring now. Charters are catching their salmon straight out from Sodus and out from Hughes’ Marina.

Yesterday the bite was over 260 to 400 fow.


Riggers were out working the divers and copper. Most fish were caught 60 to 90 down and spoons were faring better than flasher/ flies.


Cut bait hasn’t been as strong as it was a couple of weeks ago…who knows why.


Steelhead are also being caught in the same water. Again, spoons have been the dominate lure for trout and salmon with black-glow the go to color. Steelhead like anything red.



Bays- The ramp at the north end of Port Bay is now open and Sodus Bay has Margaretta Road and Bay Bridge for launching.

The bass fishing has been hot in all the bays in Wayne County. Bass are hitting Zoom bait and spinner baits along the weedlines at Sodus Bay. The water level is still high; however, the weeds are growing. Fish the southern end of Sodus near Bay Bridge.

Perch are hitting near the channel at Sodus and the channel at Port Bay has seen some smallmouths caught, which is a nice sign.

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- The cat fish bite is turning on near Palmyra. The current and muddy water from last weekend has subsided a bit and the cats are hitting cut bait. Or you can use shrimp, however that can be a little costly. The bass are being caught in the Widewaters. Fish the south side of the canal, using plastic worms.