Wayne County Fishing Report

This report was written by Chris Kenyon on October 31, 2017.

Lake Ontario- There are browns close to shore for anyone that wants to fish the lake. Yesterday’s blow will certainly change where they are, however when the lake calms-down you can still catch BT’s.

Streams-Five inches of rain has the streams in Wayne County flooding. When the water level subsides, the stream action will be phenomenal.

The run will continue with the browns following the salmon in the tribs eating the delicious eggs.

Maxwell was hot last week with some big kings hitting beads, egg sacs, and small spoons. You can fish both sides of Lake Road. The stream is small, however during mid-week you can find spots to cast.

There is plenty of parking on both sides of Lake Road.

Bays- The perch are hitting at Sodus Bay. You can find them off the loop at Sodus Point or on the west side of the bay near Arney’s Marina.

The perch are hitting minnows and artificial rubber (2inch) with spikes.

The crappies are in Port Bay and although many are smaller than the 9-inch limit, there are still some nice keepers. Crappies are suspended and will hit anything that is bright. Just keep your jigs small. You can use your ice fishing jigs for autumn crappies.

Don’t forget you need to wear a PFD starting tomorrow, the first day of November.

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- Autumn fishing the canal usually consist of largemouths, crappies, bluegills and some perch. The bass are five pounds plus near Widewaters.

This report was written by Chris Kenyon of Wolcott, NY, a regular columnist with the Finger Lakes Times, Sun and Record, Lake Ontario Outdoors and freelance writer with other publications, as well as Recreational Promotional Coordinator for Wayne County Tourism. Chris assists with the Wayne County Youth Derby and other outdoor events. He also takes time to work with the Montezuma Audobon Center on programs involving kids, including their Youth Pheasant Hunt. He is a constant presence at sportsmen’s events, shows, and anything involving the outdoors. Kenyon is a tireless advocate for enjoying the outdoors, preserving the environment, and sharing knowledge and skills.