Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report – (08/03/2020)

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The following Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report came in from Dow’s Boat Rental on (08/03/2020), showing that Lake Hopatcong is definitely open for business.

Better late than never …  Finally, a fishing report from Dows Boat Rental. Hoping everyone is faring well during these crazy times.

Knee Deep Club Contest:

The Knee Deep Club will be holding their Catfish Contest beginning at 6 PM on Sat August 15th until Noon on Sunday Aug 16. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top 3 heaviest fish, with gift certificates going to 4th, 5th & 6th place. 

Fishing Report:

Catfish are starting to hit, with Joe Orlando landing an 8 pound plus channel cat this past week, Jim Welsh with a white cat weighing just over 3 pounds., and Al Tourinsky with a 8 lb 4 oz Channel. 

Grab some friends & make your plans to fish this contest, It’s always a fun time!

Other notable catches this past week included:

  • Jake Bozik with a 3 lb 5 oz Largemouth Bass
  • Jim Welsh again with a 7 lb 5 oz walleye
  • Jeremy Masso with a 3 lb 8 oz smallmouth,
  • Pete Rathjens, also with a 3 lb 8 oz smallmouth.

Right now, our shop is open to the public & you are allowed entry as long as you are wearing a mask.  If you’re not comfortable coming in, we will also do curbside pickup. We have shiners, herring & worms available, along with boat rentals and we are open 7 days a week from 6AM - 7PM. Have a great week!

Dow's Boat Rental

We are a small, family owned boat rental, bait and tackle shop located on Lake Hopatcong since 1971.

We rent a 14 ft fiberglass rowboat, either with or without a motor, sell live bait and tackle and issue NJ State fishing and hunting licenses.


  • Small boat & motor rentals, bait, tackle & NJ State Hunting & Fishing licenses

Our hours for the summer are 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM. We are also set up with Fish & Wildlife’s new licensing system & it is up and running.

Address: 145 Nolans Point Rd, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 7:00 PM

Phone: (973) 663-3826


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