Wayne County Fishing Report for March 5, 2019

Streams-Cold nights have made Maxwell Creek freeze. There are openings, however they are small. It’s supposed to warm up this weekend with rain predicted so it might open-up more, however if lake effect snow arrives tomorrow it will be a mess.

Don’t forget it’s time to change your clocks….Spring ahead one hour this Sunday. It’s much earlier this year.

Bays-There is still five to six inches on Sodus and Port Bays. Some areas have 10 inches. There is a snow cover which makes it a challenge to pull a shanty. Follow the tracks of ATV or other sleds.

The perch are still hitting over by Skipper’s Landing, which is the east side of the bay.

Third Creek has also seen perch taken in 30 feet of water. It’s a long walk but the larger fish are out there.

Some anglers are going with tip-ups because the fatter perch like the fat head minnows.

It’s March so make sure you know where you are going. This is the time of year that ice becomes spongy. However…so far, it’s safe.

If you need bait or equipment go to B-E Fishing Tackle in Ontario or Bay Bridge Sport Shop and Davenports at the south end of Sodus.

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- No one was on Widewaters this past Sunday. The fish are in the canal and there is usually no wind.

This report was written 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.