The nice weather continues here in New York State this week. In fact, there are more mild temperatures on the way. The forecast is calling for the mercury to rise in to the mid 60's! For those who love to fish in New York State, this could be a great week to get on the water.

The winter has been anything but wintery here in the Western New York area. However, the water in local streams and creeks has been clear and cold and have lead to ideal conditions for going after Steelhead trout in the tributaries for Ontario and Erie.

This past week, a few friends took advantage of the good conditions and hit a few of the creeks around Lake Erie. The fish they caught were decent size and a couple were over the ten pound mark. These photos show the ones that my buddy Andrew caught and one that I caught a few years ago in the same location.

Large Steelhead Fish Caught In Western New York

Gallery Credit: Clay Moden

As far as getting out this week, it may be perfect. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says that:

From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

Perhaps the luck of the Irish will help you this weekend?

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