PENNSYLVANIA — Sportsmen and women on both sides of the aisle overwhelmingly want state decision-makers to ensure robust funding for conservation programs that improve, restore water quality and fish habitat, according to a new poll released Wednesday by the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) and Public Opinion Strategies.
In early summer, I braved the lower Delaware River and went striper fishing. It was cold, but we caught some great fish and had a fantastic time. I used bait I’d never touched before (bloodworms) and had to learn to let the fish go on the line longer than I was used to in order to hook one.
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It looks like the autumn of 2018 is going to be remembered as a high-water event in the Upper Delaware region. Our local rivers continue to run at much higher flow rates than what we are used to seeing in October.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Stephen Sautner has been an avid fly fisher for a long time, and in 2003 he and his wife bought a cabin on 14 acres that happened to come with about a quarter mile of mountain stream. It’s not a large waterway.
The fishing options around the Upper Delaware Region are improving. Over the last few days, our guides have been able to head out with guests and fish streamers, dry flies and nymphs. Based on the current week’s weather forecast, this trend should continue.
During the summer months, everything about the river environment happens at a much slower pace. Every year by our current date the insect hatches and the trout’s behavior fall into a very predictable daily routine. In stark contrast to the slower trout fishing, it is prime time for pursuing smallmouth bass with the fly.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Soil and Water Conservation District has started its annual trout stocking program. If you are interested in stocking your pond with trout, fathead minnows, or crawfish this fall, the district will accept orders until Monday, September 24. Rainbow and brook trout are being offered for sale.
SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual bass and minnow fish stocking program is now open. If your pond seems to have excessive vegetation you may want to consider grass carp.
Opening Day. The words opening day mean different things to different people. For example if you’re a Yankees fan, it means opening day at the ball park. But if you are a trout fisherman, fly fisher, or otherwise, it means only one thing: winter is over, and it’s time to load the car and head to the river.