Fishing column by Judy Van Put

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

Hook, Line and Sinker: April 16, 2008

   ¬†  Spring has finally sprung. Last week I finally saw some daffodils blooming. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: April 9, 2008

   Al Carpenter of Al‚Äôs Sports Store in Downsville reported that the first week of the trout season was very busy. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: April 2, 2008

   Mild temperatures this weekend have spurred early trout fishers into action; thanks to catch and release (no kill) sections along some of our streams (the West Branch of the Delaware, Beaverkill and Willowemoc) a number of preseason anglers were alre Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: March 26, 2008

   The countdown to Opening Day of the trout season is growing shorter ‚Äì just a few more days till we can shake off the winter blues and officially ring in the promise of Spring with our first casts of the season! Full Story