Lake Ontario-The 4th weekend will be very hot, however that won’t bother the salmon. Hot on the land is ok. It’ll be cool on the water and the winds are predicted to be calm.
The bite continues. Straight out from Sodus Bay the kings have been hitting in 125 fow. Mag spoons with dark spots have worked well for charter captains.
Off the wire back 250 feet has been a typical set-up, with kings between 10 and 25 pounds coming to the net. Flasher flies have also worked. Fifty feet down on the riggers is also catching big kings.
Bays-The largemouth bass coming from Sodus Bay have been in the 6-pound class and smallies are being caught near the channel. Pike are between the islands.
With holiday boat traffic, the bays in Wayne County will be crowded and fishing will be a challenge…unless you hit the water at 5 am.
There are plenty of ramps and parking spaces for fishing Sodus and Port Bays. The best spot on Port Bay is the south end DEC ramp.
Perch are being caught near the channel at Port Bay, although most have left the bays and are in Lake Ontario.
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- Last weekend there was a bass contest on the canal near Widewaters and the largemouths were hitting spinner baits and Zoom rubber.
The weedline is usually on the south side of the canal. That’s where the action is, and you are out of the way of recreational boats traveling the canal.
This report was written on June 26, 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.