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  1. Bays - The recent thaw hasn’t really affected ice thickness, however with last week’s rain the run-off from streams into the bays is creating unsafe ice in certain locations. Beware where the streams pour into bays and stay away from those areas. The ice is 12 inches on sections of Sodus and Port Bays. Anglers are fishing for perch off the points of Port Bay and near the north end of the bay. Sodus Bay has action near the south end, over by Arney’s Marina, and near the old Malt House area. Again…not all ice is uniform after last week’s two inches of rain and 57-degree temps. The perch fishing has been excellent. Once you find the schools of larger fish, stay put and entice the bites with jigs, small paddle tail rubber bait tipped with spikes. Remember, as ice anglers you are visiting the bays, so don’t trespass on land where you don’t have permission to park. And don’t leave stuff on the ice, like propane tanks. The word is that there have been parking issues and litter left behind near the loop at Sodus Point. Make sure you respect where you are because the hospitality given to ice anglers can end quickly. Wayne County has an ice fishing guide which gives you the basics of fishing on our bays. Contact the tourism office if you would like the brochure. 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 is plenty of ice on the canal and if you are tired of catching all the perch from the bays, try for bluegills at Widewaters. This report was written on January 16, 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.
  2. Bays - Sodus and Port Bays have 8 inches of solid ice and even though temps are going to be high this week, it shouldn’t really melt significant ice. Pouring rain could make it messy, however it still should be safe. The perch fishing has been the best in decades with the best fishing out from Arney’s Marina on the north-west side of the bay. Jigs tipped with spikes or perch eyes are catching the 10-inch fish. Perch school so move if you are catching smaller fish. You can also use lager 3-inch rubber minnows. Pick your favorite brand and tip with spikes. Anglers are also catching perch near the south-east end of Sodus and some pike are being caught near LeRoy Island. Port Bay has action at the north end. The south end road hasn’t been plowed so make sure you have a 4X4 if you want to take a chance driving the DEC road. Remember, as ice anglers you are visiting the bays, so don’t trespass on land where you don’t have permission to park. And don’t leave stuff on the ice, like propane tanks. The word is that there have been parking issues and litter left behind near the loop at Sodus Point. Make sure you respect where you are because the hospitality given to ice anglers can end quickly. Wayne County has an ice fishing guide, which gives you the basics of fishing on our bays. Contact the tourism office if you would like the brochure. 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 is a solid 8 to 10 inches of ice at Widewaters. Shanties were out there on Sunday however not sure what they were catching. The canal has plenty of perch and bluegills with some pike also being caught at Widewaters. This report was written on January 9, 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.
  3. Bays-The ice is here and let’s hope it stays. Sodus Bay has 8 inches, Port Bay the same and Blind Sodus a little thicker. This is an average thickness as ice never freezes uniformly. The action on Sodus is over by the docks out from Katlynn Marina. That would be the area known as the old trestle where the coal boats used to dock in the 60’s. Just follow the shanties. Another hot spot is at the south-east part of Sodus. The perch are in 18 feet of water and hitting artificial small rubber or perch colored jigs. The fish are schooling so you might have to move around for the jumbos. The pike are hitting between LeRoy Island and the east shore of the bay. Port Bay anglers are finding perch off the points and close to the channel. Some trucks drove down the barrier road, however you’re on your own if you get stuck. It might be better to walk out to the ice. Remember, as ice anglers you are visiting the bays, so don’t trespass on land where you don’t have permission to park. And don’t leave stuff on the ice, like propane tanks. Wayne County has an ice fishing guide which gives you the basics of fishing on our bays. Contact the tourism office if you would like the brochure. 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 catching pan fish near Widewaters in Newark. The ice is 8 inches thick. Just beware the canal still has current and not all ice is uniform. 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.
  4. Streams-For the last week of the year Maxwell is currently holding steelhead, however with predicted lake effect and frigid temps, the stream will be tough to fish. And you can’t pier fish because of ice build-up. Bays-If the streams freeze-over you can’t cast for steelies, however that will be good news for ice anglers. This could be the year of solid ice. Currently the temperature is 18 degrees with the next ten days predicted to be in the ten-degree vicinity. In Wayne, the first safe ice is at LeRoy Island, on the east side of Sodus Bay. Some anglers were out today, and the word is some nice pike and perch were being hauled through the holes. Port Bay is close to be frozen over and by tomorrow there should be at least 4 inches in some places. Never take chances with early ice, even if you know the bay you’re fishing on. Ice never freezes uniformly and with bubblers on the docks, areas might not have solid ice. If the week stays cold, we will have solid safe ice. The perch will be hitting larger jigs and during the autumn they were feeding on small bait fish, so “match the hatch.” 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 is frozen over and probably has safe ice. Try near Widewaters for perch and bluegills. 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.
  5. Streams-Last week was brutally cold and today it is 46 degrees. It might be hard to figure out where to fish. Today, Maxwell was open, and the water flow was excellent because of the melting snow. The steelhead are in the creek and they will hit anything bright if you can get your presentation in front of them. Use egg sacs. Bays-The Sterling Pond, better known as the Fair Haven State Park pond had 4 inches of ice two days ago, however that was before the 50-degree front moved through. That Cayuga County body of water is the first place for ice fishing. In Wayne, the first safe ice is at LeRoy Island, on the east side of Sodus Bay. Some anglers tried it, however they broke through at the shoreline. It’s not safe yet so don’t rush the season. The southern half of Sodus has a coating which ruins any chance of launching a boat. That means we’re still between ice and open water making fishing impossible. Stick with the streams until cold weather comes back in town. DEC pulled the docks last week so use caution if you get a chance to put a boat in 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- No fishing on the canal. The ice is covering the entire canal, but it’s not safe. This report was written on December 19, 2017 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.
  6. Streams-The Sodus area has about a foot of snow so fishing Maxwell Creek will be a chore. It’s not completely frozen, however being a smaller stream, it will have limited fishing. The steelhead are in both sides of Lake Road and are hitting egg sacs and beads. Fishing the piers last week was neat, but that location is now off-limits. Thirty mile an hour wind has coated the pier with ice. Bays- We are in transition, now hoping for ice. Currently, the wind is howling, and the open water is too dangerous for any boats. All we can do is wait. If we get ice and the wind subsides, we will probably have the most exciting ice fishing season in years. The perch are in all bays and waiting. DEC pulled the docks this week so use caution when launching from the 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- No fishing on the canal. We will just have to wait… 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.
  7. Streams-There have been some nice steelhead coming from Maxwell, fishing the south side of Lake Road. Use sacs and bright orange beads. The great thing about Maxwell is there is plenty of parking available on both sides of Lake Road. Yesterday, the water flow was perfect and with moderate temps predicted the stream will not freeze-over. You can also fish Hughes’ Marina near the hamlet of Pultneyville. And don’t forget the Sodus Pier which has produced steelhead and browns. Bays- We are still in the middle of the best perch fishing in years. Every bay in the county is producing 10 to 12-inch fish. If we get ice, this could be a record season of catches. Try the points and drop-offs in Port and Sodus Bays. The perch are hitting small artificial minnows with fork or paddle tails. They are schooling by size; however, the big ones have been easy to find. The wind has been relentless, blowing from a different direction daily… so plan and don’t take chances fishing the bays. DEC pulled the docks this week so use caution when launching from the 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- Widewaters had a little ice covering Sunday, however that disappeared very fast. You can still launch and fish that section of the canal. 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.
  8. Streams- Stream fishing has slowed; however, the rainbow will be hitting during the winter months. If Maxwell can stay open from ice the steelhead fishing is great. There are some steelies being caught off the Sodus Pier. Anglers are casting out heavy spoons. The browns are still coming from Maxwell and Bear Creek in Ontario, however that fishing has slowed considerably. Bays- Port Bay surface water temps are in the high 30’s. Maybe we can get some safe ice this season. The outside temperature now is 56 degrees, so that certainly is not good for ice. The perch fishing in Sodus and Port Bays continues to be the best in years. They are hitting 2 or 3-inch minnows or jigs with spikes. They have been 8 to 10 inches, which makes for a nice fillet. Crappies are still in Port Bay and the bite has been the south end of the bay. Again…this fall season has been great for perch and crappies. A nice 5-pound smallmouth was released last week from Port Bay. That’s a big fish. Bass season closes this Thursday, November 30. 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- You can still fish the Widewaters section of the canal or next to the locks near Lyons and Newark. Sections of the canal are drawn-down for the season, however Widewaters is not lowered. 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.
  9. Streams- Maxwell Creek has a great water flow and the browns are still hitting on the north side of Lake Road. Use egg sacs and beads under a torpedo bobber for the trout. Some steelhead are being caught at Maxwell and Bear Creek in Ontario. The salmon run is over so use your eggs for the trout. There was also a report of some browns coming from Hughes’ Marina, just east of Pultneyville. Don’t forget fishing the Sodus pier can produce some nice trout. That’s if there is no ice on the pier. Bays- The perch fishing continues to be hot on Port Bay and Sodus. Sodus is the big bay while Port Bay is 500 acres. Launch sites are available on both bays. Use artificial or real minnows on a number 4 hook with a sinker on the bottom. Or the perch will also hit small jigs tipped with spikes. The water levels are perfect for launching a boat. Be cautious as the bays are running high 40’s for surface temps. Don’t forget you need to wear your PFD until May. The crappies are still hitting for Port Bay anglers. They are usually suspended over 10 to 15 feet of water. The perch limit is 50 and crappies are 25 fish per angler. 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 bass are still hitting on the canal and that season closes November 30th. After that date you can fish and release one bass. The Widewaters is still your most convenient place to launch on the canal. 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.
  10. Wayne County Fishing Report for November 14, 2017 Streams-Water levels are now perfect for some stream fishing. The flow on Maxwell Creek is perfect. Both parking lots were packed last week. Maxwell is small so the best time to fish is during the week. Browns were hitting egg sacs and beads on the north side of Lake Road. The salmon run is over, however there are still fish porpoising the flat water on the north side. Some steelhead were in Salmon Creek in Pultneyville and you can try the launch site at Bear Creek in Ontario. Pier fishing is an option if you want less crowded conditions. Casting spoons off the Sodus Bay pier has produced some nice browns. Just use caution because the current and cold water temps are very dangerous. You do not want to slip and fall in the channel. Bays- We are experiencing some of the best perch fishing in years. And that’s on all the Wayne County bays. If we have a cold winter the ice fishing will be fantastic. The perch are all over Sodus Bay…near the outlet, and the south end, and over on the east side. They are usually schooling on drop-offs. It’s the same situation on Port Bay and there are also lots of crappies. The perch have been hitting artificial minnow two or three inches. Put five spikes on the end and use a number 4 hook. Don’t forget you need to wear your PFD until May. 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- They are starting to drain the canal, especially in Orleans County. The water level at Widewaters is not lowered so you can fish that region the entire year. The bass season is finished November 30 and some of the best times to catch smallies is late autumn. 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.
  11. Wayne County Fishing Report for November 7, 2017 Streams- We wished for water flow and we now have it, however 8 inches of rain during the last two weeks has left the streams flooding. You can fish the north side of Maxwell Creek where the flow is slower. Cast out egg sacs under a bobber with a heavy sinker. Some steelhead came on the south side of Lake Road, where anglers were throwing out heavy spoons. The steelies were after the salmon eggs. The salmon have just about finished the run and now it’s BT time. When the water recedes, the fishing will be fantastic. Give it a day or two. Bays- The perch are hitting in Port Bay and Sodus. Fish the points where you’ll find drop-offs. Use rubber paddle tails 2 or 3 inches or go with small minnows. You can launch at Bay Bridge Sport Shop for Sodus fishing or the DEC launches at the south and north ends of Port Bay. Don’t forget you need to wear a PFD until May. 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 were still some kayak anglers fishing the Widewaters section of the canal. Largemouth bass are still hitting spinnerbaits and the season is open until November 30th. After that you can catch and release only. 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.
  12. Wayne County Fishing Report This report was written by Chris Kenyon on October 31, 2017. Lake Ontario- There are browns close to shore for anyone that wants to fish the lake. Yesterday’s blow will certainly change where they are, however when the lake calms-down you can still catch BT’s. Streams-Five inches of rain has the streams in Wayne County flooding. When the water level subsides, the stream action will be phenomenal. The run will continue with the browns following the salmon in the tribs eating the delicious eggs. Maxwell was hot last week with some big kings hitting beads, egg sacs, and small spoons. You can fish both sides of Lake Road. The stream is small, however during mid-week you can find spots to cast. There is plenty of parking on both sides of Lake Road. Bays- The perch are hitting at Sodus Bay. You can find them off the loop at Sodus Point or on the west side of the bay near Arney’s Marina. The perch are hitting minnows and artificial rubber (2inch) with spikes. The crappies are in Port Bay and although many are smaller than the 9-inch limit, there are still some nice keepers. Crappies are suspended and will hit anything that is bright. Just keep your jigs small. You can use your ice fishing jigs for autumn crappies. Don’t forget you need to wear a PFD starting tomorrow, the first day of November. 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- Autumn fishing the canal usually consist of largemouths, crappies, bluegills and some perch. The bass are five pounds plus near Widewaters. 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.
  13. Wayne County Fishing Report for October 24, 2017 Lake Ontario- You can still catch some salmon close to shore near Maxwell Creek and the channel at Sodus Point. Most charter captains have wrapped-up their season for trout and salmon, however some of the smaller boats are still fishing the lake. They are catching some silver fish out in 300 feet of water. Streams- A brief rainfall last night has put some more water in Maxwell. Anglers are catching salmon and browns on both sides of Lake Road. The browns are on the north side where the current is slower. Egg sacs, beads, flies and small spoons all have caught fish. Fishing during mid-week is always less crowded. You can also fish the piers with Sodus Point producing some nice kings. Hughes’ Marina is another option for trout and salmon. The marina is located one mile east of Pultneyville on Lake Road. You’ll see the signs on the road. Bays- Bay fishing has been the best in years with action on Port, Sodus, and Blind Sodus Bays. The perch are everywhere, and crappies and blue gills are also hitting. You can use minnows or artificial bait tipped with spikes. Surface water temps are in the high 50’s which is a little warm for late October fishing. Look for the drop-offs and move around if you are catching smaller fish. The perch and crappies have been mixed ages with plenty year-of-class, which is always a good sign for future catches. Don’t forget you need to wear a PFD the end of this month. 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- Largemouth bass are hitting near Port Gibson and near Lyons anglers are catching bluegills. 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.
  14. Wayne County Fishing Report for October 18, 2017 Lake Ontario- There still a little action in the lake with some browns close to shore following the salmon in the streams and bays. Your best bet is to cast off the piers… Sodus and Port Bay. Although Port Bay has a small channel the salmon really don’t care. Streams- The run is on!! Maxwell Creek has been hot with late salmon and brown trout. You should fish both sides of Lake Road. The north side is slow moving water and the south is fast. Like every year the best bait for the browns is egg sacs, artificial or the real eggs. Where ever water dumps into the lake you’ll find trout and salmon. Bays- The perch fishing in Sodus Bay has picked-up since last week. Concentrate on the drop-offs and also fish near the channel. Use small jigs tipped with spikes or go with minnows. The crappies are hitting in Port Bay; however, many are smaller than the 9-inch limit. Crappies are suspended. Don’t forget you need to wear a PFD the end of this month. 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 kayak anglers were out in the Widewaters catching bass. If you enjoy kayaking you can launch just about anywhere along the canal. October is the best month for extra hefty largemouth bass. 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.
  15. Wayne County Fishing Report for October 10, 2017 Lake Ontario- While fishing Port Bay for perch and crappies last week, the salmon were rolling around everywhere. This is a great time to fish the pier heads at Port and Sodus Bays. Yesterday’s rain has created a surge of salmon for the autumn run. There are a few charters fishing in 400 feet of water, looking for young kings and steelhead. They are using spoons off the riggers. Little Cleo’s and Kastmasters are great spoons for casting in the Sodus Bay channel waters. The rainfall, which was three inches in some places, has created a decent flow in the streams. Anglers were catching kings in Salmon Creek in Pultneyville and there is probably a decent run at Maxwell. No reports from Maxwell, however the rainfall should make Maxwell come alive. Bays- The perch fishing in Port and Sodus Bays has slowed considerably. They must be moving around because it has been a fantastic autumn for perch and crappies. Fish the drop-offs with artificial minnows. Use the two-inch variety with a sinker tied five inches below. There is a great population of crappies in Port Bay, however they are small, not nine inches which is the size limit. Don’t forget you need to wear a PFD the end of this month. 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- Largemouth bass are hitting at Widewaters and near Lyons, next to the locks. There are pull-off places to fish along Route 31 if you don’t have a boat. 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.