Lake Ontario- The lake flipped so there should be some action from the Maxwell Creek area or from the piers at Sodus Bay.
Most charter boats are out of the water, with a few Wayne County captains fishing the Genesee River.
The kings have been in 100 fow, and there has been plenty of hooks on the graphs, however this is the time of year that they aren’t hungry. Try cut bait or spoons and fish the marks. There are plenty of fish. You just need to get them to bite.
The browns have been close to shore and if we get more rain, they will enter the streams, following the kings. It’s transition time for Lake Ontario fishing.
Bays- The wake restrictions have been lifted. Just remember it is currently 5 mph 500 feet from shore.
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.
The bass continue to bite in the bays. The season runs till November 30. The limits are five fish at least 12 inches.
Currently the bass anglers are using the same routines, throwing rubber worms under docks, or casting the weedlines. They are on the bite this time of year. The perch have been near the north end of Sodus Bay, close to the channel.
The Port Bay channel has also produced perch and some large blue gills.
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 officially closes the second week in October for locking boats. Sections are drained, however Widewaters is not.
Anglers were catching some crappies from the shore near the Port Gibson bridge and the bass fishing has been excellent.
This report was written on September 17, 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.