Streams- Stream flow has slowed a bit after the snow melt. Today it is a balmy 43 degrees with no snow cover or ice build-up on Wayne County streams. Even sections of the Sodus Pier are ice-free.
Maxwell has been producing steelies on both sides of Lake Road. They are hitting egg sacs and imitation beads. Use anything bright. There have been some browns caught. Not sure if they are hold overs or entering tribs from the lake.
There is plenty of parking for Maxwell on both sides of the highway.
Bays- There is no safe ice on any bays. Don’t even attempt to walk on any remnant ice. I guess the season is over. It’s supposed to be in the 50’s all week.
You can launch boats on Port and Sodus Bays. The DEC docks are not in; however, the ramps are ice free. Make sure you use your head…hypothermia is quick and deadly. You also are required to wear a PFD, which is a great law.
The large perch have been hanging around LeRoy Island and in shallow water on the north-east side of Sodus Bay.
The reports are of jumbos, weighing in close to two pounds. Those are some “thumpers.”
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- What little ice there is on the canal is very spongy. Don’t even try. With the warm week, ahead you might be able to launch a boat at Widewaters.