Fishing column by Judy Van Put

Hook, Line and Sinker: September 25, 2012

   The second half of September can bring good fishing, given enough water in our rivers and streams. With the trees just beginning to preview the colorful fall foliage to come, and a cold snap in the air, it’s a great time to be out of doors. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: August 1, 2012

   Al Carpenter of Al’s Sports Store in Downsville reported that trout fishermen on the Pepacton Reservoir have been seeing better numbers of fish, and that the fish are starting to look a little bit heavier; “fairly healthy, not fat, but a Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: July 25, 2012

   The last week has brought us showers and thunderstorms, with some much-needed rain. Our vegetable garden shot up appreciatively and lawns looked somewhat less parched. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: July 18, 2012

   Weather extremes over this past week brought area rivers to dangerously low levels and then back to a more normal flow, thanks to heavy thunderstorms and driving rains on Sunday afternoon. Full Story

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