Wayne County Fishing Report

Lake Ontario- The action on the lake continues. The word from the Sodus charter captains, “it is

transition time on the lake.” The water temps are 55 degrees on the top and 45 degrees down 140 fow.

That’s good water top to bottom.


The brown trout bite has slowed, however the kings, cohos, and lake trout action is great. Concentrate in water 140 to 200 feet deep, fishing straight out from Sodus Bay.


Stickbaits, and spoons are working. Glow-green mags for the silver fish and flasher flies for the lakers. It’s been a mix bag of trout and salmon, which equates to a “lot of fun.”

Bays- The only launch site on Sodus Bay is Margaretta Road. All the others are closed. The situation on Port Bay is the same.

Most anglers are fishing from the Sodus Pier and at the Bay Bridge walk-way. The crappies are hitting at Bay Bridge and the pike are in shallow water near LeRoy Island. You can fish off the bridge to LeRoy.

Because of the high-water situation, the speed on the bays is still 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 still closed. Again, the speed limit on all bays is idle.

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- Anglers were catching crappies on the south side of the canal next to the Port Gibson bridge. You can also catch blue gills, sunnies near Widewaters. The ramp is open at Widewaters and there is plenty of space for boat trailers.