Wayne County Fishing Report

Lake Ontario- Spoons and cut bait are working for the kings. The strong blow from Saturday pushed the temp breaks down to 135 feet, so you’ll need to get that deep.

Cut bait has started to work better than spoons. If you do go with the spoons bright glow colors are working.


Start in 100 fow and troll out to 400 feet using riggers, divers and copper. The mix bag last week was steelhead, kings and lakers, with some of the salmon hitting 25 pounds.


Don’t forget the LOC Fall Derby which starts August 18th and ends on Labor Day, September 4th.



Bays- The perch are still biting near the channel at Sodus Bay. Use any color small jig tipped with a spike.

Bass fishing in all the bays in the county has been excellent. The only issues are still the high water, however there are enough places to launch.

The largemouths are hitting rubber with drop-shots or spinner baits casting near the weedlines. There has also been pike hitting minnows on the north-east side of Sodus Bay.

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.

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- Extra-large bass are coming from the canal waters. These are in five-pound class. They are hitting top water bait usually from the south side of the canal where the weeds are growing.

The cat fish bite is strong near Palmyra. Anglers are throwing doughballs and cut bait out into the slower moving current.