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: 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.


Hook, Line and Sinker: June 29, 2011

After this past very rainy week, area rivers and streams are still high. On Monday morning, the East Branch of the Delaware at Fishs Eddy was flowing at 1,690 cubic feet per second; the average flow on June 27 is 421 cfs, based on 56 years of record keeping. Over on the West Branch, at Hale Eddy, the flow was 575 cfs, with an average flow of 474 on June 27 over 47 years of keeping records at that station. And on the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, the gauge was up to 1,040 cubic feet per second, as compared to the 97-year average flow of just 185 cfs!