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Fishing Reports

Wayne County Fishing Report

Chris Kenyon

Streams-Plenty of steelhead action in Maxwell Creek. The flow is rapid and you need at least 10-15 pound test line for spin casting. The hook-ups are the easy part...getting the fish to shore is a challenge. Some smart anglers were fishing near the mouth where the water is slow. This is actually called Maxwell Bay.
Just steelhead from the creeks before they make the trip to the lake. Use torpedo bobbers. All the streams are running with an excellent flow of water.

Bays- There is still ice on the bays, however the shoreline is breaking-up. Don't take any chances...the ice season is over. There are too many incidences of anglers fallen though ice in March. Go stream fishing.

Canal-The ice is too soggy on the canal. Wait till it leaves, then fish the Widewaters area for spring crappies.

Chris Kenyon
Chris Kenyon of Wolcott, NY is a regular columnist with the Finger Lakes Times, Sun and Record, Lake Ontario Outdoors and freelance writer with other publications, as well as Recreational Promotional Coordinator for Wayne County Tourism. Chris is the coordinator of the Grandslam Youth Derby and the Wayne County Pro-Am event. He also takes time to work with the Montezuma Audobon Center on programs involving kids, including their Youth Pheasant Hunt. He is a constant presence at sportsmen's events, shows, and anything involving the outdoors. Kenyon is a tireless advocate for enjoying the outdoors, preserving the environment, and sharing knowledge and skills.

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