Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble-Gobble!
Streams- There were some souls fishing Maxwell Creek on the south side of Lake Road a few days ago. The word was slow fishing; however, a few browns were caught on the slower north side.
Driving Lake Road to Rochester, anglers were observed fishing many of the tribs. No idea how they made out.
The salmon run is over, however hold-over browns can be caught with egg sacs and bright beads. Water flow is excellent and currently the shoreline doesn’t have much snow.
Bays- Starting November 1st you need to be wearing a PFD while in your boat. You need to wear it…not just have it on your boat.
Some of the smaller bays and the south end of Sodus have a skim of ice. The temperatures are going to dip to the 20’s Thanksgiving Day, so we should be left in the transition of ice and open water.
Launch sites have been slushy, so the freezing temps will make it a challenge to put a boat in the water. The weekend looks warmer so maybe there is a chance to still use a boat.
Actually, you are better off hunting this week. But…if you can get on the water, the perch are in all the bays. Fish off the points.
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- Nothing happening at the canal, however it’s a neat place to walk the trail.
This report was written on November 20, 2018 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.