Went on 12/28, ice is 18-20 inches, trucks driving around on it everywhere. Fishing was slow for us. We went over to the point(eastside) opposite of the chokebushes where two fellas were sitting all day. They had six, fishing in about 10-11 ft. Beware, within about 5 ft of that point it's unsafe. Dog fell through within a couple feet of the rocks and it was quite deep. Took him a couple minutes to figure out how to get out.
fishing up there has been slow for everything(cowdrey,john,delaney) bill is doing creel surveys for the dow and he has hit us up the last couple weekends and has told us it is slow everywhere else, we were just up there mon,tues,wed and it was slow at cowdrey, john and delaney. taking my girl up to delaney tomorrow early am for new years,maybe she can break the slump, she has a way of doing that. i'm sure if you want to stay at lake john, bill will tell you the fishing is pretty good. all the locals i know up there tell me that that is a pretty standard response for him unless he is already booked up, and i know quite a few locals up there.
good luck and maybe we will see ya up there.