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Wayne County Fishing Report for 5/1
  5/1/13 @ 2:39 pm

From the Wayne County Office of Tourism:

Lake Ontario-Browns, cohos, and lakers were the catches this past weekend. Browns are close to shore hitting stickbaits like Jr Thunderstiks and Rapalas. Fish close to shore and fish early. You should be on the water at 5:30 am.

Lakers are in the mix and in 120 to 150 feet of water… on the bottom. Lakers will hit cow bells with NK spoons.

The LOC Spring Derby starts Friday and will continue through May 12th. All the important information is on the web at

All the weigh stations in Wayne County will open for this exciting annual trout and salmon event.

Streams- Stream fishing for steelhead is just about over for the season. Most of the steelies are in Lake Ontario.

Bays-Bullheads and crappies are hitting in Sodus Bay. The rising water temps have made the bite very active. Pike and walleye will be in season Saturday, May 4th and the pike will be roaming the waters in Sodus near the islands and the south end.

The pike will be hanging out near the edge of the weedlines.

Walleye will be in deeper water over gravel bottoms and drop-offs. Fish the walleye with blades (Spoons) or dark buck tail jigs.

The bait shops in Wayne County have very consistent hours. If you need egg sacs, flies, jigs or spikes you’ll find everything you need. Check out the Wayne County Tourism web page for their locations.

We have a brand new Wayne County Fishing Brochure. This publication features where to go, what to use, and what to catch. Call our office for a free fishing packet, including the new brochure. 1-800-527-6510.

Erie Canal- The canal has been the hot spot for panfish, and with the walleye opener this Saturday, anglers will be fishing the deeper pools.

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