Lake Ontario- You can still catch some trout and salmon in the lake. They haven’t all journeyed up the streams. Work the temperature close to shore for kings and browns. Use spoons.
They have also pulled-in some nice browns from the Sodus Bay piers. Cast out heavy spoons. The Little Cleos have always worked or use Kastmaster spoons. They have the weight and the action.
Streams-Nothing really happening in Maxwell Creek. Recent rain and colder temperatures should provide some action. Hughes’ Marina has a nice outlet to the lake, and the browns will come into the small harbor. The marina is one mile east of Pultneyville on Lake Road.
Bays- Port Bay has seen some perch action off the points. Perch come into the bays from the lake this time of year. There have been some nice 12 inchers caught. If you start catching smaller perch just move.
The minnows are not really working as well as small jigs with spikes.
The fishing for bass has been excellent this year, especially in Sodus Bay. The largemouths have been hitting worm rigs and spinner baits. Fish under the docks or concentrate near the weedlines.
The docks at Margaretta Road launch are now finished. They are 60 X 60-foot poly deck dock.
All launch sites are open in Wayne County.
If you need tackle Bay Bridge Sport Shop and Davenports at the south end of Sodus Bay are always open. B-E Fishing in Ontario has everything you need to put you on the water.
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- Angling canal waters will always produce some nice fish. You can set-up near the locks along Route 31 or launch your boats at Widewaters… west of Newark. They are still catching some nice bluegills along the north shoreline of the canal near Port Gibson.
This report was written on October 2, 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.