Wayne County Fishing Report

Lake Ontario-The 2017 LOC Derby continues and will run through May 14th with the awards ceremony at Captain Jack’s Tavern, Sodus Point. Check out the leaderboard during the action www.loc.org

High water is obviously an issue, however the awards for LOC has been confirmed for this Sunday at Sodus Point.

The launch site at Margaretta Road on Route 14 is open for anglers who want to fish the LOC Derby.

The lake fishing has been great. The one good thing (only one) about high lake water is the creation of mudlines along the shoreline. Browns love to hide in stained water.

Charter boats are concentrating straight out from Sodus Bay, fishing 8 feet of water in the morning and then slipping-out to 140-160 for steelies and lakers.

Most charters are using planer boards, wire and riggers to capture the fish. Black and silver are the colors.

Because of the high-water situation, the speed on the bays is idle. It’s a Wayne County Emergency condition. There is no restriction on Lake Ontario.

Both the north and south DEC ramps at Port Bay are open. Again, the speed limit on all bays is idle.

Bays- Again, high water is the topic of the day. There are still a few launch sites available for the bay anglers. Once on the water, try trolling for pike near LeRoy using spinnerbaits. Or set-up using pike minnows.

Bay Bridge Sport Shop is also open for bait and tackle. They are on the south side of Sodus Bay.

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- Fishing the canal in the spring will put some nice crappies in the box. You can try your luck along the shoreline parallel to Route 31, or launch at Widewaters. Use caution because of the current, as the historic waterways has been affected by the wet spring.