Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report – June 27, 2017

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

Updated Report From:

Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop

145 Nolans Point Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

(973) 663-3826

Laurie Murphy: 06/12/2017

Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop reports:

Results: Knee Deep Bass Contest

With 27 entrants in Knee Deep’s Bass Contest held over the weekend:

  • First place winner John Moran did manage to win $216 and a rod and reel combo with a 3 lb. 13 oz. Largemouth.
  • Second place went to Alex Narrise with a 3 lb. 8 oz. Largemouth, getting himself $129 and a rod and reel combo.
  • Winning $87 and a combo also, William Rowe took third place with his largemouth weighing in at 3 lb. 1 oz. 

Entered in the contest, but not winning this time, Lou Marcucci had the only Smallmouth brought to the scales, weighing in at 2 lb. 3 oz. 

Additional Fishing News:

While fishing with his Dad one day last week, Frank LoSauro of NY, landed himself a 10 lb. 8 oz. walleye on a herring. We are also seeing Pickerel and yellow perch, along with Hybrid Striped Bass up to 8 pounds, also on herring. Make your plans now.

Next Contest: Knee Deep Club: 2017 Summer Hybrid Stripped Bass Contest

July 15 and 16, 2016

The Knee Deep will hold it's 2017 Summer Hybrid Striped Bass Contest on Saturday July 15, 2017 and Sunday July 16, 2017.

On the weekend of July, 15th & 16th 2017 the Knee Deep Club of Lake Hopatcong will hold its 20th Annual Hybrid Striped Bass Contest on Lake Hopatcong.  The contest will begin at 5AM Saturday the 15th and conclude at 12 noon on Sunday the 16th. The entry fee for club members is $20 and non-members $25 ($20 entry + $5 non-member fee).  A payout of 80% of entry fees will go to the anglers weighing in the three heaviest Hybrid Striped Bass. Entry forms are available on line at or at the club’s official weigh stations located at Dow's Boat Rental, Nolan's Point, Lake Hopatcong and Lake's End Marina, Lakeside Blvd., Landing. Mail in entries must be received by Friday, July 14th, 2017, in person entries can be made until 8AM Saturday, July 15th, 2017. Please see the contest entry form for a complete list of contest rules. For additional information call (973) 663 3826.

Did you Know

The Knee Deep Club web site is and is full of information about the Club and fishing Lake Hopatcong – bring it up and check us out.

The Knee Deep Club trusts you enjoy the excellent fishing Lake Hopatcong has to offer.

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