Dropping water levels on Lake John are beginning to give the larger boats a few launching problems. Depending on the size and style of your boat and trailer, the end of the ramp can create a hindrance. On the north boat ramp several local fishermen donned their waders to add some gravel and rock as an extension, however, caution is still necessary.
On a good note, whether you fish from shore or have the ability to get out on the water, fishing was fantastic over the week of the 4th. DoW has lifted bag and possession quantity limits on trout take on Lake John, and I know of one party who went home with two and a half large coolers full of big, red-meated trout, all of which were caught from shore. For trollers, dropping levels and warming water temps are driving mid-day fish deep, so lead-core is still the way to go. Bait-dunkers using both crawlers and Powerbait are doing well also, especially on bright sunny days, anchored out in the deeper water. I'm sure this will become even more of the trend as the summer moves on. For up-to-the-minute fishing information or Lake John reclamation times and questions, please feel free to call the Resort at (970)723-3226.