Sodus Bay is large inlet on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and is located about midway between Syracuse and Rochester. Sodus Bay is roughly 3000 acres in size. The Bay has a maximum depth of just under 50 feet however most of the bay is relatively shallow and is 20 feet or less in depth.
Sodus Bay fisherman may encounter the following species of fish northern pike, walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, pumpkinseed, bluegill, rock bass, crappie, white perch, carp, bullheads, and channel catfish. Recently the yellow perch fishing in Sodus Bay has taken the spotlight. Ice fishing is the bay is fantastic but the season can be short.
Early in the spring and in the fall brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, coho, and king salmon may be taken from the two piers that guard the entrance to the bay. These fish are just passing by and are just on the way up the nearby tributaries to spawn. The west pier also has a working lighthouse that is of historical nature.
Sodus Bay also has many charter boats that are available to show you an exciting time fishing for trout or salmon from Lake Ontario. If your into bass fishing there are charters who also target bass. If you would like to learn more about charter fishing on Sodus bay click here .