Fishing column by Judy Van Put

Hook, Line and Sinker: June 8, 2011

   With rivers and streams receding to their normal levels and a huge assortment of flies on the table trout fishing has been great this past week. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: June 1, 2011

   Memorial Day weekend turned out to be what we had hoped for – warm and sunny, with no rain to speak of except for during the night. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: May 25, 2011

   The rain seems unending – day after day – the ground is so soggy it’s almost impossible to mow the grass. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: May 18, 2011

   There’s no dispute that the spring of 2011 has been cool and wet with rain or showers almost every day. Water temperatures have remained cool as well, and mayfly activity has been behind schedule and fairly slow when hatches do occur. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: May 11, 2011

   Mother’s Day weekend turned out to be the best fishing weekend yet, and trout fishers rejoiced at a couple of days without rain, mostly sunny skies and air temperatures in the 60s. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: May 3, 2011

   Al Carpenter of Al’s Sports Store in Downsville reported that fishing in Pepacton Reservoir has still been slow and that the trout are ‘scattered all over’ as can be attested to by the father and son team of Tim McAleese Sr. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: April 20, 2011

   The ice is finally off the Pepacton and boats are now allowed on the reservoir as of last Tuesday. Fishing is slow, as it’s been cold and rainy. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: April 6, 2011

   The trout season got off to a frosty start Friday. A combination of cold temperatures and rain mixed with snow, which really isn’t that unusual for April 1, made for tough fishing conditions. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: March 30, 2011

   Opening Day Outlook Finally! The grand opening of the trout season in New York State is Friday, just a few days away. For those of us who have braved this long and arduous winter, it can’t arrive soon enough. Full Story

Hook, Line and Sinker: Jan. 19, 2011

   It’s mid-January, a time when many folks are stoking up their wood stoves, and counting down the days until spring. Full Story