Nicholas Sagnibene of Ellicottville caught this beautiful brown trout from Elton Creek, using a four inch articulated streamer called a mallard dungeon, tied by Mike Ilecki.
Glenn Strzelczyk of the Town of Niagara gets ready to release a lake trout in the lower Niagara River after catching it on a spinner. Lake trout season opens on Jan. 1 in the lower river. It is open all year in the upper Niagara.
Greg Schloerb of Amherst shows off a 10.7-pound brown trout from 18 Mile Creek and Burt Dam in the Town of Newfane. He was using his center pin outfit, rigged with a hand-tied white jig tipped with a wax worm and fished under a float.
Nicholas Sagnibene of Ellicottville shows off a nice steelhead he caught along Clear Creek recently. The fish ate a white egg.
Paul Orsi, 8, of Youngstown braved the winds Tuesday morning while fishing with Capt. Frank Campbell of Niagara Falls. One of his rewards was a nice walleye drifting the lower Niagara River using a Kwikfish. It looks cold! Fishing was tough for everyone ... but young Paul!