Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report – 07-25-2019

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According to Dows Boat Rental & Bait Shop, the Fishing on Lake Hopatcong is going strong right now due to less boat traffic and less competition on the lake.

Dows Boat Rental & Bait Shop Reports: Lake Hopatcong is OPEN for boating & fishing, but still has an advisory in effect for no swimming due to the blue green algae bloom. Several private beach communities have opened back up with swimming at your own risk due to lower #’s of the bacteria counts. 

For the few fishermen that have continue to venture out, fishing has been great. Lots of fish & limited boat traffic.

  • Jared Hackney landed a 4 lb. largemouth bass along with several nice channel cats while fishing the Nolans Point area.

  • Jim Welsh, fishing with herring off the points, managed quite a few Hybrid Striped Bass in the 6 - 8 pound range, along with walleye weighing up to 4 pounds, smallmouth & largemouth bass, several pickerel and nice yellow perch & crappie for the week.

  • Today’s catch included a white Cat weighing 3 lb. 9 oz.

The Knee Deep Club will be holding their Catfish Derby on Saturday August 10th at 6 pm until noon on Sunday August 11th.

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Location Information:

We are open 7 days a week.  Hours vary depending on the time of year.

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

Phone: (973) 663 3826

Email: dows@optonline.net

Facebook Page: Dows Boat Rental & Bait Shop

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We are open 7 days with bait, boat rentals & tackle. Have a great week!

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