Cameron Huntley of Buffalo points a nice Burt Dam steelhead at the camera. He was using an olive-colored Voodoo jig.
Kevin Beale of Hamburg caught and released this male in Eighteen Mile Creek using a Colville Centerpin and a minnow imitation under a float.
Greg Schloerb of Amherst with a Burt Dam steelhead he caught on one of his homemade jigs.
Jim Steel of Alexander and Innovative Outdoors took time out to fish a day with Capt. Matt Yablonsky of Wet Net Charters in the lower river. He was using an emerald shiner, fished off a three-way rig.
Nick Calandrelli of Lewiston caught this 26-inch steelhead in Keg Creek using a pink egg sac.
Ricardo Davila of Wheatfield caught this nice steelhead while casting a jig rigged with a 4-inch Gulp! minnow. He was fishing in the Niagara River gorge from the shoreline.
Rich Fliss of Orangeville also caught a nice lake trout fishing with Capt. Matt Yablonsky of Youngstown on an emerald shiner.
Saith Shine of Sanborn caught this nice steelhead at Eighteen Mile Creek near Burt Dam over the weekend using a dime-sized peach-colored egg sac.
Tom Lamont of Reading, Pa., managed to catch this steelhead in the lower Niagara River over the weekend fishing with Capt. John DeLorenzo with the Niagara River Guide Service. He was using a pink egg sac.
Tom Mannering of Reading, Pa.,caught this nice steelhead on a pink egg sac fishing with Capt. John DeLorenzo of Niagara Falls. They were fishing along Artpark.
Bob Klemm of the Poconos in Pennsylvania (right) caught the fish of a lifetime - a 31-pound brown trout - on the lower Niagara River Monday morning. He was using a spottail shiner, while fishing with his brother Rich (left) and Capt. Frank Campbell of Niagara Falls. The state-record brown trout catch is 33 pounds, 2 ounces and came in 1997.
Dave from Buffalo, drifting Devil's Hole with an egg sac, hooked into this dandy steelhead last weekend. He was fishing with Capt. Ted Kessler of Grand Island.
Matty Wagner of Tonawanda caught this unusual steelhead at Burt Dam last week. According to DEC, it was probably a spinal injury. Innervation of color originates in the brain and travels down the spine. At some point, the spinal nerve right where you see the color gradient was injured. The causes of this are vast. Aside from the obvious possibility of mechanical trauma, other possibilities include electrical trauma from lightning strikes, bacterial infections, parasitic infections like whirling disease, etc.
Ian Paton of England caught this nice lake trout while fishing with Capt. Chris Cinelli of Grand Island last week.
Lexi Gill of Columbus used a pink egg sac to lure this nice steelhead into the boat over the weekend. She was fishing with Capt. Chris Cinelli of Grand Island along Artpark.
Mark Franz of Allegany caught this nice steelhead on a pink egg sac while fishing along Artpark in the lower Niagara with Capt. Chris Cinelli of Grand Island.
Stuart Paton of England reeled in this beautiful steelhead while fishing Devil's Hole with Capt. Chris Cinelli of Grand Island.
Vincent DeLorenzo schools his father, Capt. John of Niagara Falls, with a nice steelhead he caught along the high banks of the lower Niagara River using a pink egg sac last weekend.