Streams-Some anglers from Massachusetts were fly fishing area streams two days ago and caught some late season browns and a few salmon. They make the trip every year to catch trout and salmon in Maxwell Creek. They said they tie their own flies.
You can also catch some browns by throwing out egg sacs and small spoons. The flow in area streams is borderline flooding. When it rains it pores…is the weather pattern in Wayne County. All the streams are flowing, something we begged for a month ago.
Bays-Starting November 1s you need to be wearing a PFD while in your boat. You need to wear it…not just have it on your boat.
No ice and the constant wind has kept anglers off the bays. The perch are in Sodus and Port Bays so if it calms down you can launch and catch them.
They are in 20 feet of water off the points in Port Bay. You can launch at the north end off West Port Bay Road, however that is a seasonal dirt road. If it snows you shouldn’t try that ramp. The south ramp is also on a seasonal DEC access road. If there is limited snow you can launch at both sites.
The bays in Wayne County have cold water, so it won’t take long to form ice. Our problem in Wayne County is that the bays are not protected from the wind, which slows the ice forming.
When it has safe ice, Sodus Bay is the place to fish. Last year’s catch rate for perch was phenomenal, and the fall anglers were catching 10 to 12-inch fish. All that is needed is some consistent cold temperatures.
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- There is no one fishing the canal waters.
This report was written on November 27, 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.