Fishing column by Judy Van Put

Hook, Line & Sinker

   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

Hook, Line & Sinker

   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

Hook, Line & Sinker: August 27, 2014

   The end of August seems to signal the end of summer, although the official date is almost a month away. Full Story

Hook, Line & Sinker: August 13, 2014

   There’s still time to enter in the trout pool sponsored by Candy and Eddie Chin of the Tremperskill Country Store. It has been decided to run the July Pool into August to encourage more participants. Full Story

PULLING IT IN — This youngster recently hauled in this nice catch from the Pepacton Reservoir. — Photo courtesy of Al’s Sport Store, Downsville

Hook, Line & Sinker: August 6, 2014

   Week of July 29 Fishing in our area of the Catskills continues to be productive although more in the reservoirs than in our rivers and streams which remain higher than the average due to consistent rain and thunderstorms. Full Story