Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report as of 08/11/2018

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The following Fishing Report for Lake Hopatcong is provided by Dows Boat Rental & Bait.

We are seeing quite a few of the crappies being caught over the last week, with Fisherman using fatheads or rubber jigs. The average weight of the fish are up to a pound and a half.

Also, lots of Bass:

  • Pete Rathjens largest smallmouth weighing in at 4 pounds
  • Largemouth Bass are averaging between 2 1/2 - 5 pounds, hitting live bait or artificial lures.

Hybrids have been a little on the slower side, but earlier in the week, Tom Facciolla had several nice fish with his largest Hybrid hitting the scales at 8 lb. 11 oz, using herring for bait.

The Knee Deeps Club Catfish contest is this weekend, August 11th & 12th, and entries can be taken up to 7 PM on Saturday.

Knee Deep Club Catfish Contest:

The Knee Deep Club will hold its annual Lake Hopatcong Catfish Contest the weekend of August 11 and 12, 2018.

The contest will begin at 6:00 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018, and conclude at 12:00 Noon on Sunday, August 12, 2018. The entry fee for club members is $20.00 and non-members $25.00 ($20.00 entry + $5.00 non-member fee). No one will be allowed to enter after 7:00 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Please see official entry form for complete contest details. Entry forms are available at: Dows Boat Rental – Nolan’s Point, Lake’s End Marina – Landing, or online at the Knee Deep Club web site. For additional information call 973-663-3826.

Cash prizes will be based on an 80% payout of entry fees for the three (3) heaviest catfish weighed in for the contest. The anglers catching the 4th, 5th and 6th heaviest catfish will each receive a $20.00 gift certificate.

Take a Kid Fishing. A contestant may enter a child 16 years old or under in this contest for a $5 entry fee. The child with the heaviest Catfish will win a rod and reel combo. Ties will be broken by which Catfish was weighed in first.

Did you Know:

  • The Knee Deep Club website, is and is full of information about the club and fishing Hopatcong – bring it up and check us out.

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

Additional 2018 Knee Deep Club Fishing Contests:

  • September 22 & 23: Fall Hybrid Striped Bass Contest
  • October 6 &7: Fall Walleye Contest

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