Fall 2018

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.

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!