Here on Lake John, water levels continue to drop about a tenth of a foot per day. This should achieve the projected goal of minus five vertical feet from high water level by the third week in July. At that time, water discharge from the lake will cease. At present all the cement of the south boat ramp is dry. I would only recommend small boats without trailers. The north boat ramp is still being used quite extensively, even by some of the larger boats, however with some difficulty.
Although launching large boats may create a certain degree of challenge, fishermen are finding these hurdles well worth the added caution. Up until this week, trolling has been the most productive method, and though pulling lures may still be producing good fish, the bait-dunkers have come to the forefront. A slightly modified fly & bubble slip-rig, adapted to use a worm or floating jar bait is key, whether cast from shore or an anchored boat. With quantity limits no longer an issue some fishermen are literally going home with 50 + fish in the 2 to 3 pound range. Fly guys are also doing very well slowly pulling full-sink line with a variety of bugs, while sweeping the tops of the weeds. P.S. I took a picture of a 6 lb. 11 oz 25 incher this morning (worm & marshmallow from shore).
Bill Willcox Lake John Resort
by: i2fly on 7/13/2011 8:16:00 PM Please explain quality limits. With people taking 5o fish home. 2-3 lbs= 100-150 pounds of trout is not a quality limit I have another word that....