Tigfly, they are all lake run rainbows. Whether they run upstream from the Finger Lakes, or the Great Lakes, they are still lake run. There are no true Steelhead in NY as in ocean living fish. The stock for the Great lakes fish were from western steelhead, while the Finger Lake strain are domestic rainbow. Both are technically Lake runs. As for color, that comes from time spent in the stream and closeness to the actual spawn. Here are two more colorful fish from same stream much earlier in winter Dec/Jan. Bright silvery fish are usually fresh as in just having come into the stream within a matter of days.