Fishing column by Judy Van Put

Hook, Line and Sinker: July 23, 2008

   Mike Cornwell of Al’s Sports Store in Downsville reported Monday that fishing in the Pepacton Reservoir this past week has been productive. There are two new leaders in the Pepacton Trout Derby as of Monday. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: July 2, 2008

   The first official week of summer has come and gone and it left wonderful memories, not only for the great fishing over the past week or so, but also for our family with the marriage of our son Lee to his beautiful bride, Natasha. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: July 9, 2008

   Dave Budin of Del Sports in Margaretville said it was a great weekend, capped off by the wonderful fireworks display at the Margaretville Fire Department’s annual Field Days. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: June 11, 2008

   Just as we had hoped, the first week in June was a great one for trout fishing. The East Branch of the Delaware below the dam, the lower Beaverkill, and the Esopus all produced hatches of Green Drakes and Coffin Fly spinners. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: May 28, 2008

   It was great to finally have a nice weekend, weather-wise, and even better that the warm temperatures coincided with Memorial Day. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: June 4, 2008

   Mike Cornwell of Al’s Sports Store in Downsville reported that fishing in the Pepacton Reservoir is starting to pick up again after the last cold front moved through. He said that most of the fish are scattered between 15 and 30 feet deep. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: May 21, 2008

   Weather conditions here in the Catskills this past week just confirmed what everyone who lives here has known all along – “typical spring weather” and “Catskill weather conditions” are two very different topics. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: May 14, 2008

   May is such a special month – it brings the softest greens of early leaves and grass, the fragrant blooms of the fruit trees and showy flower blossoms, the warmth of the sun.  Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: May 7, 2008

   Again this past week we had our wood stove fired up to take the chill out of the house, caused by those cold early May nights. On Thursday, May 1 (the opening of the turkey season) the thermometer registered a chilly 23 degrees! Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: April 30, 2008

   Typical of our Catskill weather (which is that you can pretty much count on it to be atypical!) we went from a week of 70- to 80-degree temperatures, during which time we shut down our wood stove, back down to the 40s and 50s, with our furnace coming Full Story