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: 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. But for others, it’s a time that is much-anticipated, no matter what the weather – it’s time for ice fishing!


Hook, Line and Sinker: Dec. 8, 2010

’Tis the Season!
Last Sunday morning as I was putting out hay for the horses, I heard a far-off sound that gave me pause – a haunting sound that slowly increased in magnitude and caused my pulse to quicken as well. It stopped me in my tracks and carried me back, momentarily, to the days of my childhood as


Here's the Scoop: Oct. 6 2010

I’m feeling very lucky
The other day, I was rummaging through my old e-mail records looking for some information. I found what I was searching for, but I also stumbled across a lot of stuff I wasn’t seeking. Too bad I found it.


Hook, Line and Sinker: June 30, 2010

I recently bought a pair of Ono’s polarized sunglasses with built-in readers. For the past two years I’ve needed magnifiers in order to tie on a fly or change a tippet, and the last pair I had were so uncomfortable and heavy that they kept pulling the brim of my hat further down over my eyes.


Hook, Line and Sinker: May 26, 2010

Fishing conditions on the Pepacton Reservoir have been pretty good according to Sonny Somelofski of the Tremperskill Country Store. Up at the source end of Pepacton, fishermen have been finding the trout down about 20 to 23 feet, and have had success using sawbellies, shiners, and Krocodile lures. Another popular lure is the large Mepps Squirrel Tail spinner.