Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report [05/11/2021] – Water Temps Increasing - Walleye Fishing is Outstanding

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The following is the weekly report for fishing for Lake Hopatcong as provided by Dows Boat & Bait Shop and Aaron Graybill from Lake Hopatcong Guide Service.

Water temperature were starting to spike, with the majority of the main lake hitting 56 - 57 degrees, while the shallow water warmed up to about 67 degrees.

The warmer weather forecasted should really start to get things going.

  • The walleye bite has been outstanding, catching fish both during the day and also at night.
    • During the day, focus on deeper water with bottom hugging presentations, whether it be live bait or Rapala jigging raps. 
    • The night bite will be shallow, and stickbaits are the way to go.

The larger walleye caught this week by The Lake Hopatcong Guide Service were all mostly out of deeper water.

They also landed some hybrids in these same areas, along with some larger yellow perch.

Bass fishing continued to be good, with spinnerbaits and chatterbaits accounting for the majority of fish caught this week.

Next Knee Deep Club Contest:

The Lake Hopatcong Knee Deep Club will be having the next Spring Walleye Contest that will run from 5:00 AM on Saturday, May 22 thru Noon Sunday, May 23. Please see the attached registration form and join in on the fun.

Comprehensive Spring Fishing Guide:

 These weekly updates for fishing on Lake Hopatcong are in addition to the very comprehensive Spring Guide provided by Aaron Graybill that contains detailed information and strategies for the best fishing possible. Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report 04 05 2021


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Dows Boat & Bait Shop is open 7 days with boat rentals, bait, and tackle. Not comfortable with driving your own boat or would like some hands-on experience. Or a single Mom wanting to get her kids out of the house to learn to fish, call Aaron of Lake Hopatcong Guide Service (856) 577-0653 to set something up. Have a great week!

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