Hook, Line and Sinker by Judy Van Put

Hook, Line and Sinker is a (seasonal) weekly column by Judy Van Put that provides information on local fishing conditions and activities, primarily focusing on the trout fisheries of Pepacton Reservoir and nearby streams and rivers./p>

Hook, Line and Sinker: August 3, 2011

Al Carpenter of Al’s Sports Shop in Downsville reported on the winners of the July Pepacton Trout Derby. Capturing the first prize was Ed Brown of Walton for his winning fish that tipped the scales at 11 pounds, five ounces, and measured 28 inches. Ed was trolling with a Michigan Stinger to catch his trout. Winning second prize was Al Lutkins from New Jersey for his 10-pound, 12-ounce brown trout that measured all of 29 and-one-quarter inches in length.


Hook, Line and Sinker: July 27, 2011

This Thursday, July 28 is a very special day. Don Tracy of Susquehanna, Pennsylvania sent out a notice that it’s the 4th Annual “Fishing With the Blind” day. Each year a group of about 25 blind/partially blind folks from the NYC area gather to spend a week in July at “The Land of the Vikings,” a local resort located about two miles from the Hale Eddy bridge.


Hook, Line and Sinker: July 20, 2011

Fishing in the West Branch of the Delaware River has been great this past week. My husband, Ed, had fished it once or twice last week and reported so many flies and fish rising from midafternoon till early evening that I couldn’t wait to try it myself.


Hook, Line and Sinker: July 13, 2011

Fishing in the Pepacton Reservoir continues to be productive. A call to the Tremperskill Country Store gave an insight into the fishing this past week.


Hook, Line and Sinker: July 6, 2011

The winners of the June Pepacton Trout Derby are official, according to Al Carpenter of Al’s Sports Store in Downsville who sponsors the Derby in June and July each year.