Fishing column by Judy Van Put
HOW IT’S DONE — Hook, Line & Sinker author Judy Van Put shows off a nice rainbow trout on the West Branch of the Delaware River. //
— Contributed photo

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   It’s amazing how in just the past week, our world here in the Catskills has suddenly become so green and lush, with trees in full leaf, grasses and shrubs filled out, the Bouncing Bet (pink and white phlox) and other wildflowers adding their splashes Full Story


REEL NICE — Navy Lt. Commander Todd Kutkiewicz, home for Mothers Day visiting his parents Sandy and Ron Kutkiewicz, caught a nice, 19-inch Brown Trout in the East Branch near Roxbury. — //
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   The first most-anticipated weekend of the summer ended with a fizzle on Memorial Day. Disappointingly, many local parades were cancelled due to cold and rainy conditions. Full Story


EARLY THANKSGIVING — Troy Kopec, 13, shot this nice gobbler on May 20 while hunting with his grandfather, Ken Henderson of Andes. Photo courtesy of Candy Chin, Tremperskill Country Store

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   It is such a special and beautiful time of year here in the Catskills. The sweet scents, sights, and sounds of nature fill the senses. Full Story

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   Fishing has picked up, despite the rainy conditions of the past week. There have been some good hatches of Blue-Winged Olives, especially on the West Branch, and fly fishers have been buying Gray Foxes for the East Branch. Full Story


BIG HAUL — Lenny Amberg with a nice brown trout he took recently from the Pepacton Reservoir. — Photo courtesy of Al’s Sport Shop, Downsville

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   Al Carpenter of Al’s Sport Store in Downsville reported that fishing in the Pepacton Reservoir this past week has been slow. The weather was cold and not conducive for fishing. Full Story

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   It’s May! It’s May! That wonderful time of year we so look forward to - turkey hunting in the morning, fishing in the afternoon, great fly hatches, rising fish, and beautiful spring blooms. Full Story

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   Good news for trout fishers, the fishing has picked up over the past week. With balmy temperatures early in the week, and a warm and overcast day, fishing on the Beaverkill between 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. was excellent. Full Story


NICE CATCH — Dan Smith of Walton recently land this 6.5-pound, 23-in ch brown trout while fishing in the Pepacton Reservoir. — //
Photos courtesy of Al’s Sport

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   A check of the USGS website showed that East Branch of the Delaware River was flowing at a below-average level of 1,440 cubic feet per second (cfs) on Monday morning, as compared to the average flow of 1,790 cfs, based on 61 years of recordkeeping. Full Story

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   A check of the USGS website showed that the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was flowing at 1,350 cubic feet per second on Monday afternoon. Full Story

SOLITARY FLY-FISHER — A lone fly-fisher on Cairns Pool in Delaware County on the Beaverkill on Monday, April 3. Despite a beautiful 60-degree day, not many trout fishers were out on the river. //
— Photo by Lee Van Put

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   The 2017 trout-fishing season was welcomed in last Saturday. Full Story