Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report [07/19/2021] - Amazing stretch of Summer Fishing

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It’s been an amazing stretch of fishing on Lake Hopatcong! Surface temps on the main lake are around 84 degrees. Summer patterns are in full effect and you will want to focus your fishing efforts to deeper water, outside weed edges, and open water/main basin approaches.

Most of the large walleye caught this week have come from the 11-14’ range. That’s the magic range right now. 

Bass fishing has been really good - late night topwater has been extraordinary. 

The hybrid striper bite has been incredible. We’ve landed countless fish from 7 lbs - 10 lbs in the last few days. These are open water fish, they’re on the prowl hunting herring in 40+ foot of water. Live herring on down rods, slip bobbers, and live lines have produced almost all of the big ones. If you want to get into one of these giants on artificials, Jigging Raps, Rat-L-Traps, Alabama Rigs, and Top Water have all produced this week. 

Hope this helps a few of you catch more fish this summer! I’m addition to fishing with me, Aaron Graybill, Lake Hopatcong Guide Service is now offering guided trips for large groups (up to 8 guests). You will fish with an experienced guide from beautiful 22’ pontoon boats and all the rods/gear is included. For booking information, please visit:

Aaron Graybill 

Lake Hopatcong Guide Service

(856) 577-0653

The Only Fishing Service Focused Solely On New Jersey's Largest, Most Diverse Lake

Next KDC Fishing Contest:

Next up is the Catfish Contest, taking place on August 7th & 8th. So, make your plans now!

More About Dows Boat Rental & Bait Shop:

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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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