Lake Hopatcong Fishing Report: [03-20-2022] – Fishing Temps – Shallow Fishing is the Key

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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.

Open water season on Lake Hopatcongh has started on a good note for both yellow perch & crappie. 

  • While the two last snowstorms in this region created a little havoc on the lake, the nicer temps should get things back on track as the lake temperatures start to increase.

  • Aaron Graybill of Lake Hopatcong Guide Service has reported water temps of 39 on the main lake and up to 47 in the shallower sections of water.

  • The perch bite should remain hot for the next couple of weeks and the crappie should continue good catching into May.

  • Also caught in the shallow water were some Largemouth Bass, pickerel & white perch. The water level is still down about 15 or so inches but continues to rise with the dam closed for the final refill of the lake.

Recent Catches: (From Aaron’s Guide Service)

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  • Aaron’s guide service is also available full-time now with multiple boats available to book your fishing excursion on Lake Hopatcong – Call for more information (856) 577-0653.
  • Dows Boast Rental: We report that we are open early 7 days at 6:30 AM with bait & tackle and boat rentals that will be available sometime in early April. Call (973) 663-3826 for more info.

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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