Fishing column by Judy Van Put

Hook, Line & Sinker

   The Beaverkill remains high for this time of year - at the beginning of the week almost up to 4,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). Full Story

Hook, Line & Sinker

   Labor Day - and the end of summer vacation. It’s been a hectic up and down summer weather-wise and fishing condition wise - starting with low water and drought conditions, then rain - heavy rain along with showers - day after day after day. Full Story


HOSE-STEIN — Terry Holdridge cleans up one of the prize Holsteins that is part of the herd at her family’s farm in Bloomville.

Delaware & Ulster County Fairs showcase agricultural traditions

   The Delaware and Ulster County fairs have been a staple of life in their counties for 132 years and 149 years, respectively, and have become eagerly awaited small town traditions.  Full Story

Hook, Line & Sinker

   After strong rain showers this past mid-week, area rivers and streams received a welcomed respite, and as a result, water levels rose to a more normal flow. Full Story


BIG HAUL — Bill Melvin from New Jersey caught this 7-pound, 4-ounce brown trout measuring 24.5 iches while fishing in the Pepacton Reservoir on June 25. Bill said it was all he could handle! — Photo courtesty of Al’s Sport Store, Downsville

Perfect summer fishing weather

   The first day of summer (and Bealtaine if you celebrate Irish holidays) brought perfect weather to start the season; warm sun, blue skies and a pleasant breeze. Full Story

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