Wayne County Fishing Report for April 23, 2019

Lake Ontario-Brown trout action continues with close to shore fishing. The wind has been somewhat of a problem, however when the charters can leave the docks, the excitement begins.

Today is an off-shore wind and there is still a mudline on the lake. Often the best way to fish stained water is to troll in and out between clear and muddy waters. BT’S love the cover.

Bay Rats and Rapalas have been working with a black and silver color. Spoons are also working in the deeper water.

Today, the water temperature from Rochester is 43 degrees. The warm pockets in Wayne County are off Maxwell Creek, straight out from Sodus and Port Bays, and near the power plant in Ontario.

Along with browns, some nice cohos are being caught.

Bays-The crappies and bullhead are hitting at the south end of Sodus Bay. Today, the air temperatures are going to hit the 70’s, which will fire-up the bullhead fishing.

The perch are still being caught in the bays. After they spawn, they will head towards the lake.

May 4th is the opener for pike and Sodus has plenty of the toothy fish. Concentrate between the islands in Sodus for pike.

You can rent a boat at Bay Bridge Sport Shop and won’t have far to go to catch crappies and bullheads.

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 fishing at Port Gibson yesterday. They were using small jigs and fishing from the shore for crappies. Widewaters has a launch site at the county park west of Newark. The water level is perfect.

This report was written on April 23, 2019 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.