Seasons and Techniques

Sodus Fishing Seasons and Techniques

Fishing in Sodus, though similar to many other ports in some ways, is unique.  This is due to a number of factors.  Our location and other geographic features; i.e. the bluffs, Sodus Bay (the largest bay on the south shore), and the lack of a major tributary all play a role.

April/early May- focused mostly on Brown trout fishing near shore.  We also have a consistent laker fishery and sporadic action on salmon.

Mid May through mid June- we still very good brown trout fishing this time of year. However, this time of year we also have a great steelhead fishery (at times).  Lakers are still around in good numbers and some salmon start to show with more consistency.

Late June and July- probably the best time to catch BIG browns.  Salmon start to be consistent in both the near shore and offshore fishery.

August/Sept- staging kings predominant in the near shore area, with some inconsistent but at times great offshore king fishing, as well as sporadic brown and steelhead fishing

See links above for information about specific seasons