Lake Ontario- The recent blow pushed the warmer water out. Currently, which changes by the minute, the kings were in 200 to 300 feet of water, down 100 to 140.
Flasher flies and cut-bait appear to be working. Green glow for the flasher fly rigs. The whole idea is to fish the hooks on your graph.
In Wayne County you should fish straight out of Sodus and Hughes’ Marina.
August 16th is this Friday. Mark that date like you mark fish because the LOC starts.
During the autumn LOC fall Derby, you can take home a whopping $25,000 for a Grand Prize salmon. The derby runs August 16 through September 2nd. No NYS fishing license is needed for the Fall Derby. www.loc.org
Bays- Wayne County still has a no-wake condition. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office declared a State of Emergency on Sodus Bay, East Bay, Port Bay and Blind Sodus Bay effective 12:01 a.m. Saturday May 11.
SODUS BAY – IDLE SPEED ONLY CAUSING NO WAKE WITHIN 1000 FEET of shore.
PORT BAY, EAST BAY and BLIND SODUS BAY – IDLE SPEED ONLY CAUSING NO WAKE.
The docks at Margaretta Road launch are now finished. They are 60 X 60-foot poly deck dock.
To launch at Port Bay, use the south end DEC launch off West Port Bay Road.
Port Bay waters have produced some perch at the channel. The perch stay out in the lake all summer and return to the bays in the autumn. They do hang-out in the channel where the water temps are mixed.
Sodus Bay has been the hotspot for bass this year. Tournament anglers are catching five pounders.
If you need tackle Bay Bridge Sport Shop and Davenports at the south end of Sodus Bay are always opened.
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- Catfish are hitting in the deeper pools anywhere in the canal. Launching a boat is easy because there are ramps in Macedon, Palmyra, Newark, Lyons, and Clyde. Currently, the water level is normal.
The Widewaters has been hot for bass. Fish the southern shoreline with worm rigs.
This report was written on August 13, 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.