Wayne County Fishing Update

Lake Ontario- Lake fishing continues to be excellent. Straight out from Sodus Bay in 100 to 140 feet of water is the location that has been catching fish.


The kings are hitting flasher/flies back 250 feet on the dipsy and down 80 on the riggers. Green appears to be the color.


The lakers are in 200 fow down 140 and hitting cowbell rigs. Some charter captains are using copper for the kings…out 400 feet. That’s a lot of fun to reel-in.


Don’t forget the Sodus Pro-Am coming-up in July, Water levels are receding some, so there should be no issues in a few weeks. The web is http://www.sodusproam.com/ The main event is July 15-16, 2017.

Bays- Bass season started last Saturday and although there is still high water, many boats could launch and fish. They just couldn’t zip across the bays to fish their hot spots. Reports were positive for some lunker largemouths being caught.

The no wake conditions remain on all Wayne County bays, so that will make getting to your preferred location very difficult. Currently, Port Bay doesn’t even have an open launch site.

Hughes Marina has a launch site, so you can head east on the lake and gain entrance to Sodus Bay or launch at Bay Bridge or Margaretta Road.

It sounds like a broken record however, the speed on the bays is still idle. It’s a Wayne County Emergency condition. There is no restriction on Lake Ontario.

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- Most of the launches on the canal are open and bass fishing is always productive on canal waters. With high water ruining bay fishing, the canal is a great option. Widewaters is the favorite location, just west of Newark. There is plenty of parking for trucks and trailers.

On Father’s Day, there were plenty of bass boats fishing the canal west of the Port Gibson bridge