Hopatcong Fishing Report: KDC Catfish Winners – What’s Biting – Next Fishing Contest

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There is a lot happening in a positive manner with the fishing on Lake Hopatcong, which has been having an outstanding year, this week we will recap the last Knee Deep Catfish winners, announce the next contest, and talk about what’s biting around the lake.

Knee Deep Club: Catfish Contest Results

Catfish Winner 2021Catfish Winner 2021 - Hunter Good with a 12 lb 4 oz Channel CatKDC Catfish Contest - August 7, 8 2021 - 28 entries

1st Place:             Hunter Good - 12 lb 4 oz $280

Jefferson Twsp Channel Catfish

2nd Place:           Jeff Good 6 lb 9 oz $168

Jefferson Twsp Channel Catfish

3rd Place:            Alex Stockton 4 lb 5 oz $90

Hopatcong Channel Catfish

4th Place:            Max Hughen 1 lb 6 oz Gift Certificate

Bullhead Catfish

Their catfish contest produced several nice fish with 1st place going to Hunter Good with a 12 lb 4 oz Channel. His dad Jeff took 2nd place with a 6 lb 9oz Channel and 3rd place went to Alex Stockton with a 4lb 5 oz fish, also a channel cat. 

What’s Biting:

Despite the heat last week, we were seeing,,,

  • Nice walleye in the 3 to 4 pound range, caught early morning on night crawlers or live herring, along with some pickerel, white perch and crappie.

  • Largemouth Bass, pitching lures along the weed beds and docks and Smallmouth Bass and Hybrids off any of the points, with herring giving you the best results.

Knee Deep Club: Fall Hybrid Striped Bass Contest

The Knee Deep Club's next contest is for Hybrid Striped Bass, to be held on Sept 18th & 19th.

Fall Hybrid Striped Bass Contest on Lake Hopatcong 

5:00 AM on Saturday, September 18, 2021 to 12:00 Noon On Sunday, September 19, 2021

Download Entry Form: http://www.kneedeepclub.org/021/forms/striper2.pdf


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