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Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report - May 23, 2017

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Hopatcong Lake Regional News is pleased to start providing a regular Fishing Report for the Lake Region. Our guest authors are Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop, and Lake’s End Marina.

Our First Report From:

Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop

145 Nolans Point Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

(973) 663-3826

Laurie Murphy: 05/22/2017

Panfish Contest

Knee Deep ClubThe Knee Deep Club held their first Panfish Contest over the weekend, and they are placed to announce the following Winners.

  • First place went to Max Hughen with 10 points winning him the grand prize of $295.
  • Second place went to John Moran with 8 points, winning him $178.
  • Third place went to Al Tuorinsky. He won $119 with 5 points. 

Next Contest:

The Knee Deep Club’s next contest is set for June 25, this being for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers, and rod and reel combos will go to 4th thru 6th places. Mark your calendar now !!!

Other Fishing News:

Night time action has started with several nice walleyes being caught on Bombers. Kris Bak weighed in with his largest at 7 lbs 6 oz. And we are seeing quite a few fish in the 3 and 4 pound range.

We are seeing a lot of nice Hybrids, being caught on herring. Dick Pedati had a 7 lb 6 oz caught on bait, and another while trolling weighing in at 8 lb 2 oz. Pete Pantelis and his friend Chris Baldino had several nice Hybrids, their largest fish weighing 7 lbs 12 oz and 8 lbs 8 oz and their biggest walleye weighing 4 lbs 5 oz. Jerry Freeman’s Hybrid hit the scales at 6 lb 10 oz. and Jim Welsh’s largest for the week was 8 lb 10 oz. Dominic Sarinelli made his way to the scales with a 7 lb 12 oz Hybrid along with another 8 pounder. There was also a 6 lb 2 oz walleye weighed in.

Dows Boat RentalDows Boat Rental and Bait Shop

"We are a small, family owned boat rental, bait and tackle shop located on Lake Hopatcong since 1971. We rent a 14 ft fiberglass rowboat, either with or without a motor, sell live bait and tackle and issue NJ State fishing and hunting licenses."

"We are well stocked with Bombers, along with all their new colors, as well as zara spooks and knucklehead lures."

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