Wayne County Fishing Report for October 8, 2019: Late Season Kings and More

Lake Ontario- Out of Hughes’ Marina in 50 feet of water, down 30 feet there was some late season kings caught with spoons. Good fish for smoking.

All the professional charters have pulled their boats for the season and what a season it was…kings, browns, steelhead, and lakers were all the bite from April till September.

Another record year for Lake Ontario fishing.

Streams-Recent rainfall has left a better flow in Maxwell Creek, however fishing the creek has not been very productive. There has been some luck at the mouth, casting out in the lake, however they haven’t really started to enter Maxwell.

Bays- Bass fishing continues to be fantastic on Sodus Bay. There was a contest last weekend with the boats launching at Margaretta Road.

Fish the docks, weedlines or off the points in the bay.

Perch fishing Wayne County bays in autumn has always been the main angling attraction. The word is the fish are in Port and Sodus bays.

They are schooling off the drop-offs in Port Bay and are biting-on small jigs, or two-inch emerald shiner rubber bait. 

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- The canal will officially close October 16th for boat traffic, however that won’t interfere with fishing certain sections.

Widewaters is not drained, and you can launch at the ramp until the canal freezes.

Currently the bass are hitting near the shallower south section of canal waters. Throw out spinnerbaits or plastic worms. The largemouth are in the five-plus pound range.

This report was written on October 8, 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.