Wayne County Fishing Report

Lake Ontario- There has been excellent catches along the entire southern Lake Ontario shoreline.

Straight out from Sodus Bay the bite has been phenomenal. The mix has been 20 to 25-pound kings and some hefty steelies.


Start in 100 feet and work to 300. Two days ago, the bite was off riggers 70 to 90 down over 300 fow.


Flasher/flies and spoons have been working. We haven’t heard too much about cut bait. The spoons are green-chartreuse.


Straight out from Hughes’ Marina has also been productive for kings with most fish caught 100 down over 250 fow.


Today’s east wind might change the pattern; however, it’s not supposed to be a big blow.


Don’t forget the LOC Fall Derby which starts August 18th and ends on Labor Day, September 4th. With the fantastic fishing, the LOC leaderboard should be dominated with some Wayne County kings.



Bays- Largemouth bass fishing has been hot on Sodus Bay. Just fish the weedlines, throwing out any rig you have. There have been some smallmouths caught near the Sodus channel using minnows.

Crappies have been suspended near the south end of Sodus. Fish the edge of the heavy weedline and use bright-small jigs tipped with spikes. The crappies are down three feet over eight feet of water.

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- There were five kayaks fishing the canal near Widewaters. The anglers were not targeting any specific species…just having fun. However, if you want to catch some nice largemouth bass, canal waters is where you go.