Wayne County Fishing Report

Lake Ontario-The browns are hitting at the mouth of Maxwell, however if the fleet of boats is too much, try the mouth of Port Bay or straight out from Sodus Bay. Cohos and some Atlantic salmon are in the spring mix and some rainbows.

Fish in 10 feet of water and look for the temp breaks and the mudlines. Yesterday’s north wind has created some stained water. Currently the lake has laid down, however it’s still an east wind. The temps in the lake are 45 to 47 degrees. Look for the warmest pockets.

Use Bay Rats, and bright colored spoons are also working. Or Jr. Thunderstiks.

Because of the high-water situation, the speed on the bays is idle. For launch sites use the public ramp at Margaretta Road for Sodus Bay. The other ramps at Sodus Point are under water. The Coast Guard ramp is available; however, the dock is under water.

Both the north and south DEC ramps at Port Bay are open. Again, the speed limit on all bays is idle.

Bays- Bay fishing has been good for perch and some crappies. Use spikes and bright colored jigs.

The pike season opens the first Saturday in May.

They are catching bullheads at Bay Bridge, which is the south end of Sodus Bay.

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- Crappies are being caught along the northern shoreline of the canal near Port Gibson. Use can fish from the canal trail or launch at the Widewaters park. Some canal sections never lower the water and the official opening for the Erie Canal is May 17th.