Wayne County Fishing Report

Happy Memorial Day

Lake Ontario-The spring king bite is still on with some of the cleanest looking salmon being caught in years. The entire south shore of the lake has seen action.

Off Sodus Bay, the depth has been 80 to 100 feet- straight-out- east or west. Green dots on any spoon seem to be the hot lure.

The fish are really slamming lead line back 200 to 300 feet.

Today’s surface temps in Wayne County are 48 to 50 degrees with some warmer pockets near Chimney Bluffs.

The browns are close to shore; however, the mudlines have disappeared with the south wind. That’s why anglers are targeting kings in 100 feet.

The Memorial Day weekend weather looks pretty good for lake fishing. Winds are supposed to be minimal, but that…of course… can change.

Bays-Pike fishing has been fantastic on Sodus Bay. You should fish between the islands or use pike minnows on the north west side of the bay. A nice 38-inch pike was caught over the weekend.

Port Bay has pike, usually at the south end of the bay. The perch have been off the points and at the north barrier bar area.

The DEC docks are in place, so launching is a simple process.

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 has been flooded so there is a lot of action with the different currents creating a feeding frenzy with hungry fish. You can launch a boat in Clyde, Lyons, Newark, and Macedon.

The canal waters are loaded with fish.

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.