Jan 27- there is good ice and ALOT of guys have been out. They are doing well on panfish, pike, etc. the public parking areas are mobbed in the weekend- so be a human being and be considerate (and follow all parking laws!)
Jan 4 2019- Happy new year everyone! Sorry about the lack of reports. The bay is still not froZen. There are perch to be had for boat fisherman. There are steelhead and browns in the streams, taking egg sacks, beads, and flies. It’s best to go a few days after a rain, or after a snow melt, as that brings in fresh fish. All of the streams currently have a decent amount of water.
Oct 1- there are kings being caught off the pier with Cleo’s, and lots in the bay. With the cold weather and rain, I expect that the local tribs will get fired up. The salmon, genesee and oak orchard rivers have had salmon for a few weeks now, and the smaller tribs tend to run a few weeks behind them. All of October should be good for kings, coho and browns, and the steelhead should follow soon after
September 9 2018- after a hard east blow, the lake has flipped, with 46 degree down 25. Despite the ice water, Fishing is decent with staging Kings taking mag glow spoons and meat down 20-40 in 70-90 fow. I think guys did browns near shore as well.
I haven’t been out in a few weeks, but the guys that have been out have done quite well. There are a lot of staging Kings being caught on flasher/fly and spoons, mostly in the 100 fow range give or take 20 feet. Browns are mixed in the shallower water as well. The first batch of stagers should be heading through the piers in the next week or 2, if the cooler weather comes. We will be out this weekend- and will report more then.
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!