Wayne County Fishing Report for July 9, 2019

Lake Ontario-The kings have been straight-out from Sodus Bay and Hughes’ Marina. There is no need to waste gas.

The latest set-up has been 50 to 90 feet down over 100 to 200 feet of water. The kings are hitting spoons, spoons and more spoons. Glow with green and black and silver. Some of the salmon are also biting on cut bait.

Lakers are on the bottom in 90 feet of water. Cowbells and peanuts are on the riggers.

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

Currently, a 27-pound king leads the contest.

The Sodus Pro-Am will take place next week, July 17-21 for the IK a day, with the main event July 20-21st. For more information check their Facebook page at Sodus Pro-Am.

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 bass are hitting at Sodus and Port Bays. Launch sites on Sodus Bay are at Margaretta Road off Route 14 and Bay Bridge at the south end of the bay. If you fish Port Bay, you can put your boat in at the DEC south ramp off West Port Bay Road.

The largemouths are hitting worm rigs and swim baits. Some crappies are also being caught at the south end of Port Bay.

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 catfish are on the bite near Palmyra. Look for the deeper pools in the canal and throw-out cut bait or pieces of shrimp. They are fun to catch.

The largemouths in the canal typically weigh-in at five and six pounds.

This report was written on July 9, 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.