Lake Ontario- Some kings are showing-up in deeper water…25 to 40 feet. The browns are still close to shore in 10 feet; however, the kings are “luring” anglers fishing a deeper pattern with riggers.
The fog has been thick last week, but today is clearer. Winds have been from every direction but calm today.
Browns are hitting the usual presentations with black and silver and perch color stickbaits a good bet.
The kings have been hitting green spoons and goby Bay Rats.
The LOC Derby starts this Friday, May 10th. Make sure you sign-up for this iconic event.
Bays- Crappies are being caught at the south end of Port Bay in the narrows. They are suspended off the bottom, up a couple of feet. Use bright small jigs.
The pike opener was Saturday and a few fish were caught between LeRoy Island and the shore. Another good place for pike has been between the other islands on Sodus. Fish shallow water. Five fish and 18 inches are the regulations.
Walleye are also in season, although there have been no reports of fish caught in Sodus Bay. They are there…just not easy to catch.
Port Bay pike are at the south end of the bay. You can launch at the south DEC ramp off West Port Bay Road. Be careful of the high water at the ramp.
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- Launch sites for fishing the canal are at Lyons, Clyde, Macedon and Widewaters at Newark. The canal fishing has everything but trout and salmon, and there is no high water in the waterway.
This report was written on May 7, 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.