Lake Ontario-The salmon bite is on with the kings in 30 to 40 feet of water. Today, the kings were hitting 14 feet over 40 feet. The presentation is spoons and stickbaits with bright colors working the best.
The browns are still in the mix; however the king bite is the main attraction. They are catching the salmon straight out from Sodus Bay.
Don’t forget the LOC Derby. It started Friday, May 10th. Make sure you sign-up for this iconic event.
Bays- The high-water situation has put the bays in 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.
If you fish Port Bay, make sure you troll to your hotspot. Obey the speed limit. The south end of Port Bay has still seen crappie action. Fish bright small jigs one mile north of the ramp on the east side of the bay.
There have been pike caught near the islands on Sodus Bay, especially on the north end of LeRoy Island. Cast the reliable Dare Devil spoon in shallow water.
The bullhead bite has not been consistent because of the colder water temperature. They are catching a few off-Bay Bridge.
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 level is not a problem. You can launch at any of the sites in Wayne County. As far as fishing, the crappies are still hitting near the Port Gibson bridge. They are also catching fish and release bass. The official season for keeping bass starts the third Saturday in June…June 15th.
This report was written on May 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.