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  1. Wayne County Fishing Report for September 13, 2017 September 13, 2017 Lake Ontario- Kings are hitting in 50 to 100 feet of water. Today’s south breeze might be pushing temps around; however, the fish appear to be stacking-up. Riggers and dipsey divers appear to be the preferred presentation with flasher flies and stick baits working. Green ladder back are the colors for the sticks. The catch has been kings, browns and some cohos straight out from Sodus and Hughes’ Marina. So far there is nothing much happening in the tribs. Bays- The Sodus Bay perch are on the bite. Fish the east side of the bay starting at the south end and going north to the islands. If there is no action move around until you locate the schools. So far, they have been only males. The largemouths are striking in Port Bay and you can launch at the north end. Now that the water level is lower the no wake regulation has been lifted. You still need to only go 5 miles an hour 300 feet from shore. Crappie’s are in Port Bay suspended at the south end. They must be 9 inches to keep. Use bright jigs tipped with spikes. 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- Fishing has been very good for canal largemouths. Launch at Widewaters. There are also crappies being caught west of Clyde. There is also a ramp just east of Clyde as soon as you cross the bridge on Route 414. This report was written 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. For more information, visit www.ILoveNYFishing.com.
  2. Wayne County Fishing Update for September 5, 2017 Written by Chris Kenyon Lake Ontario- Wayne County fish held their own during the LOC Fall Derby. The Grand Prize 39 pounder was caught last week, straight-out from Sodus Bay. There were also two other kings in the top twenty that came from Wayne County waters. Almost $40,000 was given away for anglers catching our fish. Currently, the fishing is great. The LOC is now history, however the kings are still swimming around. They have been in 70 to 100 feet of water and hitting cut bait, spoons and flasher flies. They are biting the flies, but don’t forget to use the meat rigs. Riggers are down 50 to 70 feet and dipsys are out 250 feet. The browns have been closer to shore in 70 feet of water and hitting cut bait. If you prefer the smaller variety, the perch are schooling 12 to 20 feet of water. They are showing up on the screen as bait pods. Use small grubs (2 inch) with paddle tails. Rig your number four hook 30 inches above the sinker. The gobies really don’t like coming off the bottom. Bays- All the wake limits have been removed off the bays. Both the north and south end ramps at Port Bay are open. The holiday is over; however, autumn is the time to do some serious fishing. The crappies are in Port Bay. They tend to be a little on the small side. Remember there is a 9-inch size regulation for crappies. Use small bright jigs and fish over 10 feet of water, down 4 feet. They usually suspend in the water column. Check out the rest of the Wayne County Tourism web page for the locations and hours of local bait and tackle shops at www.waynecountytourism.com. Erie Canal- Canal fishing was busy over the weekend with largemouth catches near Newark and Palmyra. The bass are on the bite and hitting just about anything you throw them. This report was written 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.
  3. Wayne County Fishing Report for August 29, 2017 Have a Safe Labor Day Lake Ontario- Another 34-pound king made the recent LOC leaderboard. This was caught north of Fair Haven Bay. The bite is on and the kings are staging…well somewhat. They have been in water from 150 to 400, so I guess that’s not staging. Look for the bait is the advice from most anglers fishing the LOC. Copper out 450 feet is hot with cut bait. Flasher flies are also working off the dipsy divers and spoons off the riggers. The set-ups haven’t really changed. You just need to pick away and hope for a 35-pound king. Straight out from Hughes and Sodus Bay is a great starting point. If you think you have a leading fish, weigh it at Davenports Bait Shop, Hughes’ Marina, Bay Bridge Sport Shop, or B-E Fishing in Ontario. The smallmouth bass are still hitting in 20 to 30 feet of water. Try out from East Bay, just east of Chimney Bluff. Make sure your hook is 30 inches above the sinker. That way you are eliminated the pesky bait stealing gobies. The bass have been in the 5-pound class and there have been smaller ones, which is a good sign for year of class populations. Bays- Largemouth bass fishing has been hot on Sodus Bay. Just fish the weedlines, throwing out any rig you have. There have been some smallmouths caught near the Sodus channel using minnows. There are crappies in Port Bay, however they are small. Some smallmouths are in the Port Bay channel. 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- There was a bass tournament on the canal this past Sunday. The boats started from Widewaters and worked the shoreline where the canal narrows. The bass were everywhere and they were hitting top-water bait and Zoom worms. Five-pound bass are the norm for the Erie/Barge Canal. This report was provided 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.
  4. Wayne County Fishing Update for August 22, 2017 Lake Ontario - A 34-pound king is leading the LOC Fall Derby and that’s just the beginning. The iconic Lake Ontario contest runs through Labor Day. The anglers are catching kings all along the southern shores of the “Big O”. In Wayne County, start in 100 fow and work it to 150, fishing 80 to 90 feet down. Everything is working: spoons, flasher/flies, and cut bait. The kings are coming off copper, riggers, and dips divers. If you think you have a leading fish, weigh it at Hughes’ Marina, Bay Bridge Sport Shop, or B-E Fishing in Ontario. With the fantastic fishing, the LOC leaderboard should be dominated with some Wayne County kings. Don’t make the mistake of fishing and not signing up for the derby. An exciting development is happening on Lake Ontario. Wayne County waters are now holding smallmouth bass. After a few years of no bass, the smallies are coming back and they are weighing close to five pounds because they are gobbling up gobies. They have been in 25 to 30 feet of water straight out from Sodus and Port Bays. Use artificial minnows tipped with spikes and place your hook 18 inches above the sinker. That will help you avoid the bottom feeding bait stealing gobies. Bays - Largemouth bass fishing has been hot on Sodus Bay. Just fish the weedlines, throwing out any rig you have. There have been some smallmouths caught near the Sodus channel using minnows. Crappies have been suspended near the south end of Sodus. Fish the edge of the heavy weedline and use bright small jigs tipped with spikes. The crappies are down three feet over eight feet of water. The heavy weeds between LeRoy and Newark Island have been the perfect habitat for pike. Fish the four to five-foot water using pike minnows or troll with spoons. Use weedless lures. The no wake conditions remain on all Wayne County bays, so that will make getting to your preferred location very difficult. It sounds like a broken record, however, the speed on the bays is still idle. It’s a Wayne County Emergency condition. Check out the rest of the Wayne County Tourism web page for the locations and hours of local bait and tackle shops at www.waynecountytourism.com. Erie Canal - The warm canal waters are producing some nice catfish near Palmyra, while the bass fishing is excellent in the Widewaters section. Fish from the shore if you don’t have a boat. This report was provided 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.