On May 5, 2019 the Knee Deep Club will be hosting its Lake Hopatcong Panfish Challenge! This is a one day contest which will be held from 5 AM to 4 PM. This contest is a “points contest”.

By Holly Odgers | LHF: Trout season officially opens on Lake Hopatcong at 8 am on Saturday, April 6. For many, the first day of trout season feels like the true mark that spring is finally here, and the weather is looking seasonally warm and even partly sunny for opening day!

The Knee Deep Club will hold the third 2019 Ice Fishing contest on Sunday March 3, 2019. The contest will begin at 6 AM and conclude at 4PM.The contest entry fee is $20.00 for club members and $25.00 ($20.00 fee plus $5.00 non-member fee).

Although The Knee Deep Club canceled their Lake Hopatcong ice fishing contest for February 10th, following the warm spell and rain, there was still plenty of fishable ice.

Most coves along with the State Park are covered with about 7 inches of ice. The main lake is just skimmed over with some open water so that is not safe enough to fish. 

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