Fishing column by Judy Van Put
ON THE STREAM — Fly fishing provides an extraordinary way to explore nature and test one's skills on the streams. //
— Catskill Mountain News file photo

‘Trout Tales’ sure to hook many on romance of fly fishing

Spillian will host March 26 program on special sport

   Trout Tales 2016, a Fly-Fishing Celebration, where stories of, “the one that got away” will be featured, kicks off the fishing season in the Catskills on Saturday, March 26 at Spillian in Fleischmanns. Full Story

BIG FISH — Ella Plain of New Jersey is holding second place in Al's Sports Store's August Trout Derbry with her six-pound, 14-ounce brown that measured 25 and-a-quarter inches. — Photos courtesy of Al's Sport Store, Downsville

Hook, Line & Sinker

By Judy Van Put

   Al Carpenter of Al’s Sports Store in Downsville reports that the bass in Pepacton Reservoir are “biting really good” and that they are being taken at about 30-feet down. Full Story

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   Water releases into the East Branch of the Delaware River are slowly easing back down to a more manageable flow. Full Story

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   It seems as though this rainy period has settled in on the Catskills for some time. We can hardly go more than a day without showers in the forecast. However, the fishing continues to be good both for big fish and big catches. Full Story

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   Mark your calendar for this coming Saturday, June 27 for the Family Fun Fishing Day held at the Kenneth Wilson State Park in Mt. Tremper from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Full Story

DOUBLE-HEADER — Charlie Mills of Downsville (above and below) recently landed an 8-pound, 3-ounce and an 8-pound, 2-ounce brown trout while fishing  from shore in the Pepacton Reservoir.

Hook, Line & Sinker: April 22, 2015

   Finally a spring-like weekend. Air temperatures in the 60s and 70s caused many to head outside and enjoy the sunshine that seemed to have long eluded us. Full Story

Hook, Line & Sinker: April 1, 2015

   April 1, that special date that trout fishers dream of during those long cold winter days, seems to be pulling an April Fool’s joke on trout fishers here in the Catskills. Full Story

Hook, Line & Sinker: January 14, 2015

   Ice Fishing Event! I received a telephone call from Tom Phillips, of Pepacton Bait & Tackle, located at 43005 Route 28, Arkville. Tom was happy to report that this coming Saturday, Jan. Full Story

Hook, Line & Sinker: January 7, 2015

   A water report for the New Year from trout country starts with the encouraging news that on this date, January 5, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls is recorded as flowing at 1,070 cubic feet per second (cfs), which is well above the average flow of 370 c Full Story

Hook, Line & Sinker: Dec. 10, 2014

   Presents for the Sportsman and Sportswoman in Your Life I always remember watching the Thanksgiving Parade as a youngster, and anxiously awaiting the last and final float – featuring Santa Claus himself – and with him, the ‘official Full Story