Wayne County Fishing Report

Streams- The streams in Wayne County are flowing with the recent rain and snow-melt. Anglers were casting out small spoons at Maxwell. They were fishing on both sides of Lake Road. There were some ice shelves, however most of the creek was open.

Fishing was hit or miss with some steelies hitting egg sacs. Bright beads have also worked.

With the decent flow entering the lake the steelhead should be making some strong runs.

The reports were of a few nice rainbows caught on the north side of Lake Road.


Bays- There is some safe ice on the bays, however you need to know where it is located. Some areas near LeRoy Island have 4 to 6 inches. The only trouble is that location is shallow and the weeds prevent solid black ice from forming.

There have been too many fatal snowmobile and ice fishing accidents this year. The wise angler will stay off the ice and not take any chances.

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 canal currently has 4 to 6 inches of ice and there were a few shanties out near Widewaters last Sunday. They left when it started pouring rain. No word on any of the catches.