Wayne County Fishing Report

Streams- It’s the last day in February and the steelies are spawning. Fishing has been great in Maxwell Creek with both sides of Lake Road producing trout. The water flow is currently clear, however a predicted cold front later this week will bring rain and some snow, which might muddy the creek.

Use the basic bright stuff for the rainbows with egg sacs being the dominate bait.

The other smaller creeks have fish…just like any trib that dumps into Lake Ontario.

You can also fish the pier heads at Sodus, which currently has no ice build-up.

Another option is Hughes’ Marina, which is just east of Pultneyville.



Bays- The boats are in the water with anglers searching for perch. Be careful of the ramps as they can be very slippery. You also are required to wear a PFD, which is a great law.

The perch have been all over Sodus Bay…on the east and west side. You can use minnows or jigs tipped with spikes. Try over by LeRoy Island at Sodus Bay and fish the points anywhere on Port Bay. Port Bay ramps are at the north and south end of the bay.

With February logging-in as one of the warmest on record, the bullhead fishing might get an early start. We might be fishing for bullheads in mid-March.

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 is open water in sections of the canal, however no one is fishing.