fishhead kev's hot tip for the tourney : fish cowdery!!
An old man up there 10 yrs. ago told me "ya they stock lake john, but they put the big fish in COWDERY !
Go were ever ,fish were ever, but go & get em !!
we fished cowdry 3 days last week trying to find some big fish and good spots,found lots of 18 to 20 inch fish but those arent gonna win any tourneys. winner last year came out of there but that don't mean that there is a lot of big fish. cowdrey is pretty small. before it used to get fished so much it used to have some pigs in there but we sure couldn't find them. it hasn't winterkilled in 4 years so there might be some big ones in there. i think that the put a lot more big fish in john though as it is a much bigger section of water. just my 2 cents. we'll be up there trying to win some cash...old timers told me about the big fish from years ago,times have changed.. big fish are where you luck into them..
it'll be me and my fishing buddy hitting the tourney this weekend, my girl just wanted to fish the delaney tourney this year as that is the lake she always wants to fish anyway, she doesn't care much for john or cowdrey, she says the fish she catches there are too small.. go figure, i've created a monster. thanks bunches for the well wishes guys i'm really gonna need it. there are a lot of good fisherman that fish those tourneys..
My wife doesn't like fishing for small fish, now, either. Got her into some > 20" brook trout last year, and now that's all she wants to catch. Would fish the tourney up there, but have only one day to spare for it.