July 19, 2021- The fishing has actually been quite good. Guys were catching nice kings offshore all last week, including for the Sodus Pro Am. A pack of 64 boats chased the trout and salmon, and most of them found kings. There were some very nice boxes out there, and kings up to 29 pounds weighed in almost every day. There are fish scattered from 100 feet of water all the way out past 300. The bite has been mostly on spoons and cut bait. Also, a few Browns are starting to show up, and can be had when the conditions are right. Haven’t heard much about lake trout, but why catch those when there’s other stuff around?
July 5, 2021- After a slow start to the summer season, things are finally heating up on the lake. There has been a good salmon and steelhead bite in the near and offshore areas. Fishing has been good from 100 FOW all the way out to 500+, depending on the day. The fish are taking the typical offerings of spoons, dodger/fly, and meat rigs. There are a few browns around in 100 FOW or less, but they’re cagy and a lot less numerous than years past. The ones you get are dandies, and tend to be at least a dozen miles from port.
In the bay, bass fishing has been good along weed-lines, but I expect them to inhabit their mid summer haunts in deeper water soon. Panfish are more than willing to play, as well.