Wayne County Fishing Report

Lake Ontario- Kings and some cohos have been caught in 150 to 200 feet, down 40 to 50. Reports say they are hitting spoons…all colors. The best results are from set-ups running back 150 feet or more.

Lots of bait on some days, so changing colors and presentations might get more strikes.

Bear Creek, Hughes, and straight out from Sodus Bay have been where most of the action is, however the entire southern shoreline of Lake Ontario has been hot.

Bays-Walleye fishing has been decent, especially near dusk. Fish between the islands on Sodus Bay.

Pike are also hitting large spoons between LeRoy Island and the north shore of Sodus. You can also catch pike between Newark Island and the shoreline near Skipper’s Restaurant.

Most of perch in Sodus are now in Lake Ontario in eight feet of water. Catch them with small jigs…the same ones you use during ice fishing.

Bass season is this Saturday, June 16th and all the bays in Wayne County are loaded with largemouth bass. Just fish the weedlines with rubber, plastic, or top water baits.

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- Canal fishing has been excellent with channel cats hitting near Clyde. The Launch site is located on the east side after you cross the bridge on Route 31.

Widewaters is the best place to fish for bass. The action starts this Saturday. You can keep five fish…12-inch minimum.

This report was written on June 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.