Beyond the mist of Lower Falls, at the base of the Genesee River gorge, Ryan Lawrence casts his line into the swift-flowing waters from the edge of the rocky shore.
The late fall morning has drawn a dozen other fisherman. Some push closer to the thundering waterfall, and venture into the eddy, while others stake out locations downstream. There, the river is so calm and shallow it is possible to wade well into the channel.
On either side, the wooded ravine is a spray of bright fall colors that reflects in the Genesee. The picturesque fishing hole is framed beneath arched supports of the Driving Park bridge some 200 feet above.