Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report [06/11/2021] – Fish are settling into their Summer Patterns

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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.

  • Fish are settling into their summer patterns with water temps reaching the 80 degree mark in the shallower water.

  • Lots of big hybrid stripers are being caught now at night on rat-l-traps, top water heddon spooks, and bomber lures, and on live herring during the day. 

  • The Walleye bite has also been steady, hitting jerkbaits at night and vertical jigging and live bait has been best during the day.

  • Crappie fishing has remained good, with lots of big yellow perch being caught on deep structure.

Lake Hopatcong Guide Service has recently expanded and is now offering guided fishing trips for up to 8 people on new 22’ pontoon boats. 

Next Fishing Contest:

The Knee Deep Club will be holding their Stew Lant Challenge for large and smallmouth Bass on Sunday June 27th. Cash prizes are awarded for the 3 heaviest fish weighed in and rod & reels combos donated by Ramsey Outdoor are awarded for 1st thru 6th place. Bass Season in NJ opens again on June 16th.

Have a great week!

More About Dows Boat Rental & Bait Shop:

DowsBoatRental Logo 300x200 1564058430Address: 145 Nolans Point Rd, Lake Hopatcong 07849, NJ

Phone: (973) 663 3826


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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!

More About Lake Hopatcong Guide Service:

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Phone: Aaron at (856) 577-0653



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