Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report – July 11, 2017

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Hopatcong Lake Regional News is pleased to continue to provide a regular Fishing Report for the Lake Region. Our guest authors are Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop, and Lake’s End Marina.

Updated Report From:

Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop

45 Nolans Point Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

(973) 663-3826

Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop reports:

A variety of different fish coming in: Including pickerel and bass, perch, striped bass, walleye and even a trout! 

  • Brandon Wood, while fishing with herring, landed a 1 lb. 8 oz. rainbow trout.
  • Tom Sarnacki had his limit of Hybrid Striped Bass and walleye, fishing with Bomber lures several nights, with his largest walleye hitting the scales at 7 lb. 5 oz.
  • Will Rowe had several nice Largemouth Bass, while casting lures, the two largest weighing in at 4 lb. 3 oz. and 5 lb. 3 oz. 
  • Lou Marcucci had lots of Hybrids this week, his largest hitting the scale at 6 lb. 7 oz., caught on herring.

Remember that Knee Deeps Hybrid Striped Bass contest is this weekend, July 15th and 16th. You are able to enter up until 8 AM on Saturday and there are cash prizes for the top 3 fish. Info can be found on their website or call us here at Dow’s for more info. Have a great week...

Next Fishing Contest:

The Knee Deep will hold it's 2017 Summer Hybrid Striped Bass Contest on Saturday July 15, 2017 and Sunday July 16, 2017.

On the weekend of July 15th & 16th 2017 the Knee Deep Club of Lake Hopatcong will hold its 20th Annual Hybrid Striped Bass Contest on Lake Hopatcong.  The contest will begin at 5AM Saturday the 15th and conclude at 12 noon on Sunday the 16th.

The entry fee for club members is $20 and non-members $25 ($20 entry + $5 non-member fee).  A payout of 80% of entry fees will go to the anglers weighing in the three heaviest Hybrid Striped Bass.

Entry forms are available on line at or at the club’s official weigh stations located at Dow's Boat Rental, Nolan's Point, Lake Hopatcong and Lake's End Marina, Lakeside Blvd., Landing. Mail in entries must be received by Friday, July 14th, 2017, in person entries can be made until 8AM Saturday, July 15th, 2017.Please see the contest entry form for a complete list of contest rules. For additional information call (973) 663 3826.

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