Fishing column by Judy Van Put

Hook, Line and Sinker: July 11, 2012

   Al Carpenter of Al’s Sports Store in Downsville reported that the trout in Pepacton Reservoir are starting to ‘fatten up’ and that good numbers of trout are being caught, but many are still thin. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: July 3, 2012

   The first “official” weekend of summer dawned with beautiful sunny skies, temperatures in the 70s to low 80s with just enough of a breeze, the kind of weather you wish could be bottled up and taken out from time to time! Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: June 27, 2012

   According to the NYC DEP website, our Catskill reservoirs are at about 96.4 percent of capacity. The average or “normal” capacity for late June is 97.3 percent. Full Story

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