Fishing column by Judy Van Put

Dropping water levels

   It’s surprising how quickly the water level in our rivers and streams can drop after missing just a few days of rain, especially after all the rain we had in May. Full Story

Hook, Line & Sinker

   The rains of May have helped leaf out all the greenery, trees and shrubs here in the Catskills, and on a sunrise walk along the river with our beagle this morning we were treated to the sweetest fragrance of the honeysuckle blossoms, that lit up the Full Story


TAKES TWO HANDS — Vinnie Perry, one of the Perry fishing clan of Kingston, caught six and took home two browns, weighing five and one half pounds and six pounds, 14oz, that measured 24 inches in length. //
— Photos by Candy Chin, Tremperskill Country Store

Hook, Line & Sinker

   We are heading toward the end of May, with Memorial Day Weekend coming up, and still our spring has not been typical. Full Story


NUMBER ONE — Richard Morgan of Boonton, NJ brought in Tremperskill Country Store’s First official catch of the season a 6.75-pound brown trout. — Photos by Candy Chin. Tremperskill Country Store, Andes.

Season gets rolling

   We are now fully into the much-anticipated Merry Month of May - Spring has come to the Catskills in all its glory - the delicate light-green early leaves just pushing out, brightly colored wildflowers and flowering shrubs and trees lighting up the la Full Story


NICE CATCH — Jake Fronckowiak caught this 15- inch Native Brookie in the Little Delaware River outside of Delhi last week using worms as bait.

Hook, Line & Sinker

   Another week of wildly changing weather - from accumulating snow last Monday to temperatures in the 70s just two days later!  Full Story


CATCHING UP — David Reed with a healthy fat-bellied brown trout he caught on April15, just before dark. The fish weighed three and one-half pounds, and was taken in Andes on a Krocodile lure. All fish that day were fat and healthy. //
— Photo by Judy Van Put

Hook, Line & Sinker

   Water levels have risen from well below average to above average since Sunday last, thanks to the rain we received. Full Story

Hook, Line & Sinker

   Candy Chin, of the Tremperskill County Store, Andes, has reported on some early-season fishing success.  Toby Titch reported taking three nice brookies on the season’s opening day, ,April 1, and saw many fishermen above Downsville on Sunda Full Story

What’s in YOUR Fly Box?

   In trying not to focus on all the late-coming winter storms (43 inches of snow fell here in the Catskill mountains in just the past 2 1/2 weeks with more predicted for this week!) I thought it might be fun to “think Spring” - and what bet Full Story

Time to assess fishing waters

   At this writing, 11:00 Monday morning, November 27, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was registered as flowing at 316 cubic feet per second, below the average flow of 487 cfs based on 103 years of record-keeping. Full Story

Hook, Line & Sinker

   After the drought of the weeks of October, area rivers and streams have finally gotten some water, thanks to the heavy rains we were deluged with last Sunday into Monday. Full Story