Wayne County Fishing Report for October 16, 2018

Streams- Maxwell hasn’t opened to the lake as of yesterday, so the trout and salmon are not in that creek. Bear Creek in Ontario, Salmon Creek in Pultneyville and Hughes’ Marina in Williamson all have fish.

They are small tribs and access is limited, however there are spots to cast. Egg sacs…artificial or natural work.

Anglers caught some salmon at the mouth of Port Bay, which is at the end of West Port Bay Road. They are casting out in the channel.

You can also cast out in the Sodus Bay channel. Last night the winds were 30 to 35 mph out of the northwest, with gusts at 40 mph. Today they are 10 mph, so pier fishing should be good, although the water will be muddy.

Bays- Bay fishing in all Wayne County bays has been excellent. The bass are on the bite near the weedlines and perch fishing in Port and Sodus Bays has been great.

The perch are hitting small rubber minnows with spikes.

You can launch at Margaretta Road off Route 14 in Sodus Point for Sodus Bay. Or at the south end Bay Bridge Sport Shop has a launch site. For Port Bay you can launch at the south or north end. DEC will be pulling the docks; however, the ramps are permanent. Be careful because they can become very slippery.

Bass season is open until November 30th, the last Friday in the month. The weed cover on Sodus is very heavy, especially at the southern end. Use extra pound-test leaders.

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 water level is high at Widewaters for easy launching. Anglers were casting for bass on Sunday. Widewaters has the largest area of water between locks, so it’s the best place for boat anglers.

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.