Fishing column by Judy Van Put

Hook, Line and Sinker: June 20, 2012

   Recently Catskill Mountain News Publisher Dick Sanford drove along the Esopus Creek and reported to me that it still looked terribly scoured from last summer’s flood. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: June 6, 2012

   Recent rains continue to keep our area rivers and streams at higher than normal levels for this time of year. However, trout fishing continues to be productive. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: May 23, 2012

   Tom Phillips of the Pepacton Bait & Tackle Store on Route 28 in Arkville reminds us that beginning this Friday the City of New York is allowing canoes, kayaks and sailboats on the Pepacton Reservoir. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: May 16, 2012

   Recent rains have brought river levels up, as the USGS website revealed on Tuesday morning. The Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was flowing at 1,920 cubic feet per second. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: May 9, 2012

   The first week in May proved to be full of promise for both for turkey hunters and trout fishers. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: May 2, 2012

   Fishing conditions over the past week have changed – thanks to the much-needed rains we’ve been receiving. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: April 25, 2012

   The rain we received over the weekend added some much-needed volume to area rivers and streams. The USGS website shows that on Tuesday morning, April 24, the East Branch of the Delaware River at Fishs Eddy was flowing at 1,720 cubic feet per second. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: April 18, 2012

   Water levels continue to slump. We are looking at serious drought conditions with the lack of winter snow and substantial spring rains. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: April 4, 2012

   April 1 dawned with overcast skies and temperatures in the 30s, and the prospect of rain during the day – pretty typical of an April morning and the opening day of the trout fishing season. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: March 28, 2012

   The surprisingly warm and sunny weather we’ve enjoyed so far this year has brought eager fishermen out in the Special Regulations Catch and Release sections of the Beaverkill and Willowemoc since mid- March. Full Story