Streams-The streams have a strong water flow which has made fishing difficult. There has been some steelhead caught in Maxwell Creek on the south side of Lake Road, and some browns on the slower moving north side.
Anglers are throwing out egg sacs and bright beads. Currently there is no snow buildup, however that can change quickly when you border Lake Ontario.
Steelhead fishing is usually the best in January if the streams in Wayne County don’t freeze over.
Bays-Starting November 1s you need to be wearing a PFD while in your boat. You need to wear it…not just have it on your boat.
There is still open water for fishing Sodus and Port Bays. The ramps are slippery, and the docks are out, so be careful. You can now launch at the Coast Guard Station at Sodus Point.
The perch are still scattered with some catches coming near the docks on the north west side of Sodus. They are also catching perch straight out form Arneys’ Marina. The launch at Margaretta Road was ice free on Tuesday, but that can change quickly.
The perch are scattered in Port Bay with some schools on the northeast side of the bay. Use jigs tipped with spikes or perch eyes.
You need to move around to find fish or follow the crowds if there are any boats in the water.
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- The canal water is very high because of all the precipitation. No one is taking any chances fishing by boat or shore.
This report was written on December 4, 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.