Hook Line and Sinker

Hook, Line & Sinker



Water levels have risen from well below average to above average since Sunday last, thanks to the rain we received. A check of the USGS website showed that the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was flowing at 1220 cubic feet per second, which is above the average level for April 16 of 980 cfs over 104 years of record-keeping. The minimum […]

Hook, Line & Sinker



Candy Chin, of the Tremperskill County Store, Andes, has reported on some early-season fishing success. Toby Titch reported taking three nice brookies on the season’s opening day, ,April 1, and saw many fishermen above Downsville on Sunday morning. Matt Fronckowiak, a freshman at Andes Central School and member of two fishing-hunting “dynasty” families upheld tradition by taking three trout on […]

What’s in YOUR Fly Box?



In trying not to focus on all the late-coming winter storms (43 inches of snow fell here in the Catskill mountains in just the past 2 1/2 weeks with more predicted for this week!) I thought it might be fun to “think Spring” – and what better way to do so than to start planning and preparing for the upcoming […]

Time to assess fishing waters



At this writing, 11:00 Monday morning, November 27, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was registered as flowing at 316 cubic feet per second, below the average flow of 487 cfs based on 103 years of record-keeping. The maximum flow recorded during this time period was 6800 cubic feet per second in 1980 and the minimum flow was 92 cfs way […]

Hook, Line & Sinker



After the drought of the weeks of October, area rivers and streams have finally gotten some water, thanks to the heavy rains we were deluged with last Sunday into Monday. As is often the case after a long dry period, we received much too much at once – and last Monday morning Livingston Manor was flooded with 30 inches of […]

HOOK, LINE & SINKER



A check of the USGS website showed that the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was flowing 287 cubic feet per second (cfs), which is more than two and-a-half times the average level for August 21 of 106 cfs over 104 years of record-keeping – not surprising with all the showers and downpours we received over the past few days. The maximum […]

HOOK, LINE & SINKER



A check of the USGS website showed that the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was flowing at 248 cubic feet per second (cfs), which is above the average level for August 8 of 126 cfs over 103 years of record-keeping – not surprising with all the rain we received yesterday and over the past few days. It seems as though we […]

HOOK, LINE & SINKER



Fishing in our rivers and streams seems to be slow recently, despite a beautifully sunny summer weekend, we’ve received rain showers just about every day and water temperatures are a bit warm. We haven’t seen many flies on the water but the typical hatches during this mid-July period include Blue Winged Olives, tiny midges, Sulphurs, Light Cahills and Isonychias. Whether […]

HOOK, LINE & SINKER



Fishing in our rivers and streams seems to be slow recently, despite a beautifully sunny summer weekend, we’ve received rain showers just about every day and water temperatures are a bit warm. We haven’t seen many flies on the water but the typical hatches during this mid-July period include Blue Winged Olives, tiny midges, Sulphurs, Light Cahills and Isonychias. Whether […]

HOOK, LINE & SINKER



Fishing has been somewhat slow on the free-stone streams this past week as temperatures rise and water levels decrease. There should still be Blue Winged Olives, tiny midges and the lighter colored summer flies – Sulphurs and Light Cahills – as well as Isonychias in the afternoons. However terrestrials will start to become more important as the summer goes on. […]


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