February 9, 2018 | By Holly Odgers - The sky was grey and tiny snowflakes were just starting to swirl on Sunday morning, February 4, as more than 30 adults and kids gathered for an Ice Fishing 101 workshop at Hopatcong State Park. It was perfect weather, actually, for this hardy group of both experienced and aspiring winter anglers.
Hosted by the Knee Deep Club, Ice Fishing 101 covered the basics and safety, along with tricks and tactics for a great day on the ice. After getting schooled on what to wear, different gear available and how to remain safe, the group took to the ice to put their newfound knowledge to work at catching some fish… and they did!
The Knee Deep Club is a non-profit group dedicated to preserving and promoting the natural resources of New Jersey’s largest lake. Some of their programs include: community support, fish stocking, youth and handicapped programs and special events and contests.
A big THANK YOU to Knee Deep Club members for sharing their time and knowledge in presenting a fun and informative workshop for the community. This program was the first in a series of community programming at Hopatcong State Park, organized by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation in cooperation with NJ DEP Division of Parks and Forestry. Future community programming at Hopatcong State Park will be announced in our e-newsletter and social media channels.