Knee Deep Club - 2018 Pickerel Fishing Contest

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Sunday April 22, 2018 the Knee Deep Club will hold a Pickerel contest on Lake Hopatcong. The contest will begin at 5:00 AM and conclude at 4:00 PM.

The entry fee is $20.00 for Knee Deep Club members and $25.00 ($20.00 entry + $5.00 non-member fee), and must be submitted with the official contest entry form. A payout of 80% of entry fees will go to the anglers weighing in the three (3) heaviest fish. The anglers catching the 4th, 5th, and 6th heaviest Pickerel will each receive a $20 gift certificate.

Top finishers will be based on weight and any ties will be broken by which fish was entered first. Entry forms are available on line at;, or at the Clubs official weigh stations: 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, April 20, 2018, in person entries can be made until 8:00AM Sunday, April 22, 2018. Please see contest entry form for complete contest rules. For additional information, please call 973-663-3826.

Did You Know:

  • The all time record Pickerel is 6 lb. 9 oz. and the current Knee Deep Club record is 5 lb. 12oz.
  • The Knee Deep Club web site is and is full of information about the club and fishing Lake Hopatcong – bring it up and check us out.
  • The Knee Deep club has been supporting fishing on Lake Hopatcong since August 30, 1946, and currently has a membership of over 850 members.

The Knee Deep Club trusts you enjoy the excellent fishing Lake Hopatcong has to offer.

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