The following Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report came in from Dow’s Boat Rental on (08/13/2019) and covers the last Knee Deep Club Contest.
Making their way to the scales this week on Lake Hopatcong were:
- 3 lb. 5 oz eel, caught by Alan Tourinsky of Mt Arlington
- Eddie Mackin also weighed a Hybrid Striper at 7 1/2 pounds
- Jack Dziduch, fishing with live herring, had several hybrids, the largest up to 8 pounds
Speaking of Hybrid Striped Bass, The Knee Deep Club next contest will be on Sept 21st & 22nd.
NJ’s DEP has lifted another of their Swim Advisories, concerning the blue green algae, adding Byram Cove to Indian Harbor & Henderson Cove, with more areas expected to be lifted this week.
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Results of the Knee Deep Club Catfish Contest
Over the last weekend, the Knee Deep Club held their annual Catfish Contest on Lake Hopatcong with a great turn-out of 49 entries.
- 1ST Place Alex Stockton (Hopatcong NJ.): 6lb 1oz White Cat $391.00
- 2ND Place Lou Marcucci (Mt Arlington NJ.): 5lb 2oz Channel Cat $236.00
- 3RD Place Justin Haines (Jefferson NJ.): 5lb 2oz Channel Cat $157.00
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- 4th Place Sean Harbrich 4lb 6oz Channel cat
- 5th Place Kirra Gilfillan 3lb 14oz Channel cat
- 6th Place Glenn Sawyer 2lb 13oz Channel cat
Rod and reel winner Christian Swenty 1lb 1oz Brown cat
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