Fishing column by Judy Van Put

Hook, Line and Sinker: May 13, 2009

   Mark your calendar for this Sunday. The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in Arkville is host to the very first Public Forum on Brook Trout in the Catskill Mountain Region. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: April 29, 2009

   Flies have been hatching this past week – on trips to the East Branch of the Delaware River and the lower Beaverkill in Delaware County over the weekend there were great numbers of caddis flies in the air, on the water, and in the willows linin Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: April 22, 2009

   Fishing this past week was a bit slow. Mike Cornwell, of Al’s Sports Store, Downsville, reported one nice brown trout taken by Gary Skiba of Binghamton. Gary used a Gold Krocodile to catch his fish, which weighed six pounds, 10 ounces. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: April 8, 2009

   Reservoir levels (as of March 27) were as follows: Pepacton Reservoir, 96.3 percent capacity of 140.2 billion gallons; Ashokan Reservoir, 90.5 percent capacity of 122.9 billion gallons; Cannonsville Reservoir, 100.3 percent capacity of 95.7 billion g Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: March 25, 2009

   Opening Day Outlook Opening day, Wednesday, April 1, of the trout-fishing season here in the Catskill Mountain region looks promising! Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: August 27, 2008

   Sonny Somelofski of the Tremperskill Country Store reports that he saw a nice fish on Saturday. It was caught by Skip Vezetti who summers in Andes. The trout was 24 inches long and probably weighed about six pounds. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: August 13, 2008

   The month of August has been pretty slow so far for trout fishermen, at least in the Pepacton Reservoir. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: August 6, 2008

   The results of the Pepacton Trout Derby are in! Sponsored by Al Carpenter of Al’s Sports Store in Downsville, the July Derby was a great success and brought in some nice entries. The winning fish was caught by Joe Lacomis, from Pennsylvania. Full Story

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