Streams- Maxwell Creek was producing some nice steelhead, however the predicted snow fall might make streamside fishing a little messy, but the fish don’t care.
Use egg sacs and fish both sides of Lake Road. The slower water is on the north side. You can also fish the Lake Ontario shoreline if the winds are light…and that condition will change with the windy predictions.
So, just wait-out the weather and target the steelies later this week.
Bays- All the bays are open, and you can launch at the ramps on Sodus and Port Bay. The DEC docks are not in so be careful.
Some anglers were out a few days ago catching perch in Sodus Bay. If the winds subside you can fish the Sodus Bay channel for browns. Cast Cleo’s or other heavy spoons into the channel.
You can also throw on line in at Bay Bridge, on the south end of Sodus Bay.
Anglers were catching perch from the north shore of Port Bay. Use caution if you drive on the barrier road. It’s very rough going.
You’ll need to wear a PFD and remember if you are dressing for cold weather, you’ll be extra heavy. Don’t take chances because hypothermia is quick and deadly.
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 water near the locks in Lyons and Newark is open and a few hardy souls were catching crappies and perch. There are pull-off locations from Route 31 for easy parking.
This report was written on March 13, 2018 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.