fishing


TRR photos by Tony Bonavist

An evening with Cinnamon Caddis and other adventures

I almost didn’t go fishing today. First, there was a luncheon in Rhinebeck; then I had to walk the dog, load the car and get gas. My negative side complains, “It’s a long drive, the water’s been high, the hatches are off, I’ll get home late and be by myself.” It is not good to be alone, late at night, in the boonies of Delaware County...


TRR photos by Hunter Hill

Fish, eagles and such

With spring and Easter comes the opening of trout season for local outdoorsman. For some, the hype is only for that opening day—a day to take their children to a local pond or stream and harvest some of the newly stocked trout.


Photo provided by the Basket Historical Society
John Snavely, left, and Charles Clark, with Billie Clark in the window, on opening day April 1, 1935. The note on the photo says “freezing.” The buttons on the men’s hats are their NY State fishing licenses.

Looking Back

Federal fishing regulations have existed since the 1800s, and unofficial protections date back even further to the Colonial Era, when European settlers set catch limits and gear limits for spawning periods.


Photos by Scott Rando

Dragonflies and fishing

If you have fished in the region, either on a lake, river, or stream, you will see and hear other wildlife.Muskrats and otters can be found in many lakes and along rivers. Birds of all kinds are abundant as well, on and near waterways. Flying creatures make their presence known by the sense of touch (and bite).


Photos provided by Tony Bonavist

A Hendrickson Mayfly

Another silent spring?

About three years ago, angling friends that fish Catskill rivers reported a decline in some traditional mayfly hatches. Of particular concern was the purported absence of sulphur mayflies, an eagerly awaited though somewhat-frustrating little fly.

Fishing for everyone

Fishing is a wonderful and timeless way to pass time, feed yourself and enjoy the outdoors. It has been described with such humorous sayings as, “Fishing, the most expensive free meal you will ever get,” and “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day.

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