Pepacton Bait and Tackle has everything you’ll need to get outfitted for fishing The Catskills. Base your operation here in Arkville and give yourself access to Reservoirs, Lakes, Rivers, Streams and Brooks unmatched for quality and quantity of fish. PB&T can guide you to the best spots both on and off the Pepacton, while supplying you with everything you need from live bait to tackle and boats.

The Pepacton Reservoir, also known as the Downsville Reservoir or the Downsville Dam, is a reservoir in Delaware County, New York that was formed over ¼ of the East Branch of the Delaware River.

The Pepacton is the center of a wide range of incredible fishing, from the tributaries and the rivers flowing in and out of it. The Beaverkill, The Bushkill, East Branch Delaware, The Neversink River, The Barkaboom Brook, Dry Brook and more. The entire area is populated with Alewife, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, Golden Shiner, Spottail Shiner, White Catfish, Brown Bullhead, Channel Catfish, Rock Bass, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, and Walleye if your lucky.


Pepacton Bait and Tackle Kayak and Canoe Rentals

Pepacton Bait and Tackle has everything you need to start your next adventure! We offer kayak and canoe rentals to explore the East Branch of the Delaware River or the calm scenic waters of the Pepacton Reservoir. Spend the day paddling with family, fishing the vast Pepacton or gear up for a day of testing your fitness and strength.
We offer rentals for the inexperienced paddler to the well versed sportsman. You’re never too young or too old to breathe in the clean mountain air while paddling along the scenic Pepacton Reservoir.

Our boats are conveniently located on site. all you have to do is drive to the reservoir. We provide the life jackets, paddles, safety whistles and a map of the area.