Ron Bierstine, caretaker at Orleans County (N.Y.) Marine Park, took this photo of "Santa" — an area resident who happened to be in the Christmas spirit that day — dropping a line on the Oak Orchard River.

"The Oak" is known for brown trout and salmon in the fall. Easy, public wading is offered at the Orleans County Fishing Access Area under an agreement between the Orleans County Legislature and a private landowner.