Wayne County Fishing Report for October 30, 2018

Streams- Maxwell Creek is finally flowing. It has been raining every day except today, so we finally have some water movement in our streams. There were anglers fishing the south end of the creek this afternoon.

There were some salmon hitting in Salmon Creek in Pultneyville. They were hitting eggs sacs.

It’s supposed to rain the rest of the week, which is great for the streams and not so great for the leaf-peepers.

Bays- Starting November 1st…which is Thursday…you need to be wearing a PFD while in your boat.

The perch are in Sodus and Port Bays and are hitting Power Bait shad 2 to 3 inches. Or throw out some jigs tipped with spikes. The perch are running 10 to 12 inches and are schooling near the drop-offs in both bays.

The largemouths are at the south end of Sodus near the weeds. You can also catch them near the docks on the west side of Port Bay.

There is also plenty of panfish action near the Port Bay channel. The water level in all bays is very low so be careful where you fish. Watch out for boulders and ledges near the drop-offs. And you need to be careful at the boat ramps when you back in your trailer. You do not want to have trailer wheels drop off the end of the launch ramps.

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- Anglers were fishing under the Port Gibson Bridge at Widewaters. Not sure what they were catching. It has always been a great location for crappies. The largemouths are hitting near the south shore of the canal near the heavy weeds.

This report was written on October 30, 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.