Lake Ontario- Thunderstorms came through the area during the day, however the wind didn’t end-up a problem.
The browns are in 10 to 20 feet of water, but the action in Wayne County is spring kings. The fish are hitting in 90 to 100 feet of water straight out from Sodus Bay. The water temps are 48 to 49 on the surface.
The kings are hitting, Hi Tech, Pirates, and Stingers with green dots being a hot one. The set-ups are off the wire, riggers and lead core running back 250 feet. The fish are bright silver and in excellent shape.
It’s been an exciting beginning to spring fishing. Some nice lake trout are on the bottom in 150 feet and chomping on peanuts with cowbell attractors.
LOC Derby action runs till May 20. Check out their web at www.loc.org/ for the prize structure. Some nice fish are coming from all over the lake.
Bays-The bullhead action at Bay Bridge on Sodus Bay has been slow. Reports have the bullheads hitting in the Port Bay channel, which is unusual.
Today’s rain might start some action, but it’s not the warmest temps.
Pike fishing has been productive at the north end of Sodus. You can use live bait or cast bright red spoons.
Perch have been caught at the north end of Port Bay. You can launch at the DEC site off West Port Bay Road.
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 canal water level will be raised on May 18. Most anglers have been concentrating on the bays and Lake Ontario, but there are plenty of fish in the canal if the winds blow you off Ontario.
This report was written on May 15, 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.