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Lake John Fishing Report 7/17/2011

Lake John email from Bill Willcox
Water levels continued to drop all last week at Lake John, but I think it had more to do with the amount of fish being removed than with the water being drained. Though most people took advantage of the lack of limits and stock-piled fish by the cooler-full, there were still those that had their problems. I do think, however, that it was due more to the fishermen than the fish. The top producing method again this week was bait fishing from an anchored boat. Fly fishing from both shore and tube also achieved positive results. Trolling with lead or mono would again put fish in the livewell, however, it was an exercise in patience with the growing amount of weed-floaters on the lake surface.

The number of campers and anglers around Lake John last weekend would make you think it was a holiday, with most all of them getting their line stretched repeatedly. The masses of people, combined with receding water levels, lured many groups to carry lawn chairs, fishing supplies, and picnic paraphernalia close to water's edge, where unfortunately unwanted items, litter, beer cans, etc. still remained when the people left. This trashy mentality is not the normal behavior of most Lake John sportsmen and women, but the reclamation, along with the "keep all you catch" circumstances, seems to have brought out a more
inconsiderate clientele.

Please, people - the entire reclamation process will be over before you know it, and things will be back to normal. Don't leave your trash behind -- pack it out. After all, your stay at Lake John was free, and you were able to take home as many trout as you could catch. It is not unreasonable to ask that the area be left as clean as possible!

Bill Willcox
Lake John Resort
Member comments
by: Gill on 7/19/2011 5:16:00 PM
You are right Bill! How can people justify leaving their garbage on a lake bed????? I'll never get that as long as I live... As a life long fisher of Lake John(44 years young),I have never seen so many outright idiots up there as in the last 3 weeks..I guess when you put the words "free" or "no limit" you get your parasites from out of the woodwork..Hey,it worked great for Obama..Oops the libs on here will probably delete this..oh well...They have a place in South Park for pushy,inconsiderate,loud,trashy, wanna- be fisherman..Do I even need to say the name of the lake? Stay down there please..leave john alone if you're going to trash it out....
by: Shauner on 7/19/2011 8:38:00 PM
by: jasoninchains on 7/19/2011 11:20:00 PM
Give 'em hell Bill!
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