Lake John Fishing Report July 1, 2012
Lake John Resort
Here’s the latest scoop from the shores of Lake John. Trout continue to fatten up on the thriving food sources that John is known for. People who are cleaning fish are encountering a true buffet of bugs and crustaceans within. These fish are not only growing in length, but also in arrogance, with 14 and 15 inchers becoming more common. A few good Rainbow brooders that broke the 20-inch mark, as well as a number of 16 to 18-inch brood Cutthroats, also fell to flies this week, and were released promptly by local anglers Schoolteacher Mike and Gary Arnold. The weeds in the Lake are now to the point where fishermen need to use their wiles to either avoid them, or pull fish from within them.
The catching remains nearly non-stop for 10 to 14-inch Rainbows and Cutts for the families using about any method of take, however, it seems that with fishing this good, some folks are having a tough time understanding what “limits” are for. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) were out this past weekend, and wrote up several parties for gluttony, hoarding, selfishness, and not being able to count to four — the bag and possession limit on Lake John. DUH! The only good thing about it was that some of these people were turned in by other sportsmen.
Also remember, this is 4th of July week, and fire bans are in full effect. Both CPW and the Jackson County Sheriff’s office have a zero tolerance policy in place, meaning absolutely no verbal warnings. First offenses will be ticketed for any fires, including wood or charcoal, even if contained within rings or grills. No fireworks of any kind will be permitted, including sparklers. Legal means of cooking are gas and/or propane stoves and grills.
Lake John Resort