Summer 2018

July 30- sorry for the lack of posts recently. With the Sodus Pro am, guys are all pretty tight lipped. Fishing was excellent, until tournament day where the wind basically flipped the lake. Guys did well in 40-80 Fishing browns, and we did well in 300-350 on kings. With more stable weather recently, the kings are in about 100-150 and the bite has been excellent. Limits of fish are not at all uncommon. It has been an excellent year so far!!

July 9 2018- same story. The kings are there in 100-150 fow but they bite in bunches then get lock jaw. There are some browns around in 60-80 fow, near the bottom in the cooler water. It’s been mostly a spoon bite. We fished Sunday afternoon and caught both browns and kings- our best bites came on a 400 copper with meat, the rest on 300 coppers and 180-200 dipseys with spoons.

July 5- king Fishing is still great. We went Sunday and it was just fair for us, but was excellent the day before and good the next day. There are ALOT of fish around- our fish finder was as full of Fish as I have seen this time of year. BEWARE though- the water fleas are absolutely terrible, and you will need to clean your lines off every 15-20 minutes…

June 30- salmon fishing had been excellent, 100-200 fow. The water temp is high, about 50 down.

June 22- Fishing has been a bit more hit and miss, after an epic May. This is typical for June. Fishing is great one day and poor the next. Salmon are probably the most consistent game in town, somewhere between 100-250 fow depending on the day. Browns are there near shore (40 fow and less) but not in great numbers yet. I expect both brown Fishing and king Fishing to pick up as we get into July.

The alewife are in spawning and there is crazy amounts of bait from 50-100 fow- this might actually explain the poor Fishing- there is too much of the real thing!

April/May 2018

May 27- guys are killing kings daily. 150-250 is holding fish, up in the 50 and above range. It’s been great. Go and get em while you can.

May 21- the bite for kings remains great, though deeper now- 150 and deeper. Browns are active near shore. It’s a great time to fish- so get out there or call one of the charters!

May 12- it’s no secret, the kings are here! We tried to Fish browns tight to shore today, and we did catch 2- but what we mostly caught was kings! They were hitting small spoons off planer boards and short riggers. At about 10 we trolled our to 100 and caught some there too! Let a few smaller ones go, kept these for the grill

May 9 2018- there has been a decent king bite out of Sodus, and in most ports. Location changes from day to day- sometimes they are in as little as 40 fow, others out to 150 fow. They are in the upper slice of water, usually 50 feet and up. Lakers are around 100 on the bottom, and brown Fishing is good when the conditions allow. It’s a good time to fish, and the loc starts this week- get out there and get Sodus on the board!!

May 1 2018- the Brown bite is variable- after a blow or rain, it is quite good. If the water is calm or clear, it can be tough. We fished Saturday, and the water was flat calm with no wind- horrible conditions for near shore browns. We fished inside for 2 hours without a single hit. We went out to 90-100 and beat up the lakers pretty good. Cowbells and gambler rigs did the trick. The water is finally warming, 40-41 this weekend and 44 today. Expect the browns to be near shore, for a few more weeks, then they’ll slide a little deeper. Steelhead should start to mix in in a few weeks!

April 21- We finally splashed the boat early this week, and got our maiden voyage today. I heard of a good near shore bite, the very few days the weather have thus far permitted. We fished east and had a good steady pick of cookie cutter browns on natural colored bay rats OUTSIDE of the mudline- we were able to do a dozen pretty easily but threw most of them back. We fished mostly 10-20 fow. When we got back in we heard the same story to the west and even a few salmon in 40 fow or so. Lakers are there if you want them too.

In the bay, the bullhead bite will get going this week, and guys are still getting perch. Good weather is finally coming! Get at em!

Spring 2018 fishing report

Spring 2018 Fishing Report

April 6 2017- for those brave enough to launch their boat, and when weather permits, the fishing has been good near shore. Our launch date got pushed back to next weekend, with a bunch of nights forecast to be in the mid 20s the next few days.

April 3rd, 2018- the bay and lake are entirely ice free; now we just need warm weather!  Perch are biting, and crappie are being taken at night at the bay bridge.  The big lake fishing for brown trout, for those brave enough to get out, has been good.  Most big boats will go in the water this week and next.  We are hoping to splash this weekend, weather permitting, so hopefully will have more to report soon.  FWIW, there are definitely steelhead and browns in the tribs, and they will be spawning and dropping back over the upcoming month.  Lots to do and Catch right now!

March 26, 2018- The ice on the lake and bay much gone.  Guys with small boats are getting out and catching browns and big boats will start going in the water in the next 1-2 weeks.   Water temp still cold at 34-35 F.  The key for early season browns is finding warm water and color changes.  As I start getting more reports, so will you!  Our boat is ready to splash, just need consistent warm weather!

Perch and crappie fishing are good right now, and should only improve as the water warms.  Bullhead fishing should also really get cranked up with the warm weather this week

According to the DEC, last year was a record salmon fishing year, despite the high water.  And in another bit of good news, we had a record large bait hatch from 2016 (known as YOY in 2017).  With an average hatch from 2017, and good survival of the 2016 year class, we will start to get “out of the woods” with our bait situation.  They will start doing bait trawls the 2nd week of April, and we should have some preliminary data early summer.  Sounds like there is a lot more reason for optimism!

February 28, 21018-

Sorry all, my reports have been absent lately.  Sodus bay had a great fall perch bite, and that continued right into the ice season with good early ice.  With lake Fishing, I can be pretty quick with my updates- however, the bay is small and can get crowded VERY quickly, so out of respect I need to be more careful with my reports in the fall and winter.  Frankly, I didn’t report recently because Sodus Bay was a zoo, and the word was already very clearly out.  With the warm weather of the last few weeks the ice is sketchy, and I don’t suspect many people will be out until we get some good consistent cold again- if we do at all…  Please be smart, and check in with local tackle shops like the bay bridge tackle shop for updated reports.    We are close to the spring now, and that means open water!  I will be updating more frequently when the ice starts to leave- then we are ready for trout, salmon and perch!