Wayne County Fishing Report for July 23, 2019

Lake Ontario- The 16th edition of the Sodus Pro-Am was last weekend, and although Sunday was a challenge with Lake Ontario waves…the fishing was fantastic.

Teams that fished close to Sodus were catching kings with spoons and meat-rigs. The water temps on the surface were running 72 degrees with 45 to 50 degrees down 40 to 60 feet.

The Am team winner, “Roll With It” caught one king off 300 feet of copper. It was quite an ordeal as the fish took out 872 feet of line. That kind of reeling is for the young anglers.

Check out the live feed Facebook page for the final leaderboard. http://sodusproamlive.com/

Remember, the LOC Summer Derby continues through July 28. All the info is at www.loc.org.

Currently, a 29-pound king caught in Niagara County leads the contest.

The largest BT’s on the leaderboard are from Hughes’ Marina Wayne County.

The awards ceremony is this Sunday at Captain Jack’ Tavern, Sodus Point, starting at 3 pm.

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. 

Bass anglers were holding a contest at Sodus Bay. Most boats were launching from the ramp at Margaretta Road. (Route 14 near to Arney’s Marina.)

The largemouths are everywhere and with the heatwave warming the water temps, they are on the bite.

Use plastic Senko worms, spinner baits, or throw out jigs. Target the weedlines.

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 kayak anglers that fish Widewaters every Sunday are catching some nice bass.

The canal has always been a secret hot spot for five to six-pound largemouths.

This report was written on July 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.