Re: Lake John
Don't have a first hand report but did talk w/my sister at length as she and her husband went up sat/Sun and were baitfishing from shore both days.
Mostly Powerbait & Nitro Bait used with only one fish caught (16") on the Nitro.
Also fished Cowdrey but very difficult from shore due to heavy shoreline weedgrowth, with no fish.
I can resist everything except temptation.