Wayne County Fishing Report

Lake Ontario-The spring kings are still hitting, from Hughes’ Marina and straight out from Sodus Bay.

They have been in 150 to 180 fow down anywhere from 50 to 90 feet. Off the wire has been the best presentation this week, however riggers are also working. Green glow seems to be the best color.

The kings are 10 to 15 pounds on average, although some nice 20 plus pounders are being netted.

Lake trout are hitting cowbells and peanuts down 150 fow.

The 2018 spring king bite continues!!

Bays-Bass season starts June 16 in all Wayne County waters. Great bass locations are Sodus, Port, and Blind Sodus Bays. And the Erie Canal.

Currently, the perch are hitting at the north end of Port Bay. They are also still in Sodus Bay. This is the time of year where the perch head to Lake Ontario and you can catch them in shallow water…10 feet or less.

The bullhead bite never really happened this year. It could be the colder water temperatures. Whatever it was there was no action on Bay Bridge

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 launch site at Widewaters was busy Sunday. They were probably targeting crappies, catfish and perch. The channel cats will hit worms or cut shrimp. Use a number 1 hook with the sinker 12 inches below.

This report was written on June 5, 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.