Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report (04/17) – Dow’s Boat Rental

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The following Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report came in from Dow’s Boat Rental on (04/17)

Some other notable catches on Lake Hopatcong the past week or so included:

  • John Moran with a 4 lb. 2 oz Smallmouth Bass,
  • Jim Welsh with a 1lb 14 oz crappie
  • Jake Bozik with a Largemouth weighing 5 lb. 12 oz.

Bass season is now closed so remember it is catch and release only and the season will reopen again on June 16th.


The Knee-Deep Club held their trout and pickerel contest on April 14th, 2019. There were over 50 entrants in each contest.

KDC Trout Contest

Sunday April 14th, 2019

51 Entries

  • 1st Place Jack Dziduch 9lb 6oz Brown trout $510.00 Clifton NJ
  • 2nd Place Tyler La Mantia 3lb 15oz Brown trout $245.00 Lake Hopatcong NJ
  • 3rd Place Frank Schweiger 13oz Tiger trout $164.00 Landing NJ

$20 Gift Cards

  • 4th Place Hunter Good 13oz Trout
  • 5th Place John Moran 12oz Trout
  • 6th Place Gary Bruzaud 11oz Trout

KDC Pickerel Contest

Sunday April 14th, 2019

53 Entries

  • 1st Place Justine Ameye 3lb 14oz Pickerel $423.00   Randolph NJ
  • 2nd Place Mike Rastiello 3lb 14oz Pickerel $255.00 Roxbury NJ
  • 3rd Place Fred Nitek 3lb 10oz $170.00 Lake Hopatcong NJ

$20 Gift Cards

  • 4th Place Justin Henriksen 3lb 14oz Pickerel
  • 5th Place Tyler La Mantia 3lb 3oz Pickerel
  • 6th Place Jim Salerno 3lb 3oz Pickerel

Knee-Deep Club Next Contest:

The next contest, to be held on Sunday May 5th, 2019, will be the Panfish Challenge. You can call the shop at (973)663-3826 for more info or check out the Knee-Deep Club’s website.

Dow's Boat Rental

For the month of April, we will be open 7 days a week from 6 AM until 6:30 PM. Hours will change again on May 1st and we will then be open from 5:30 AM until 7 PM. Have a great week!!!

Address: 145 Nolans Point Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

Hours: Open Closes 6:30 PM

Phone: (973) 663-3826

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