Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report [05/20/2021] – Walleye are Hitting - Just in time for Weekend Contest

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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.

The Knee Deep Club will be holding their Spring Walleye Contest this weekend from 5 AM Saturday, May 22 until noon on Sunday, May 23. There will be cash prizes for the 3 heaviest walleyes and gift certificates for 4th, 5th & 6th place.

  • Walleye are hitting on Nightcrawlers and herring along with some night time action using Bombers and Zara Spooks.
  • Lou Marcucci caught his first walleye of the season, hitting the scales at 5 lb 7 oz. Jim Welsh had another large hybrid, this one weighing in at 9 lb 5 oz. hitting a live herring.
  • There is still some yellow perch and crappie action and several nice smallmouth have been reported. Bass season is still catch & release until the middle of June.

Knee Deep Club Announces - 2021 Lake Hopatcong Spring Walleye Weekend

KDC Walleye 2018The Knee Deep Club will hold its spring Lake Hopatcong Walleye Weekend on May 22 and 23, 2021. The contest will begin at 5:00 AM on Saturday, May 22, 2021 and will conclude at noon on Sunday May 23, 2021.

The entry fee is $20.00 for Knee Deep club Members and $25.00 for non-members,

($20.00 entry + $5.00 non-member fee). A contestant may enter a child 16 years old and under in this contest for a $5.00 entry fee. No one will be allowed to register after 8:00 AM on Saturday May 22, 2021. See the contest official entry form for all details.

Entry forms are available at: Dow’s Boat Rental – Nolan’s Point and 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 Walleye weighed in for the contest. Anglers catching the 4th, 5th, and 6th heaviest Walleye will receive a $20.00 gift certificate.

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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