Lake Hopatcong

Morris - New Jersey


  • 351 catches

  • 799 followers

  • 36 spots

One of the state's top bass waters. Four to five pounders are not unusual for Hopatcong largemouth. Find chain pickerel, hybrid stripers and brook, brown and Rainbow Trout. 2,685 acres

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Lake Hopatcong Fishing Reports

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  1. First bass of the year off the dock

    Largemouth Bass with a Crankbait

    1. Jimbo Harwood 0
      congrats πŸ‘
  2. had an explosion of these guys off the dock about 730 pm. caught ten on ten casts. nothing big though

    Black Crappie with a minnow

  3. Splashed the boat for the first time this year and found the paper mouths. Over 50 fish to 13”

    1 lb. 1 oz. 13 in. Black Crappie

    1. Nice one Squatch!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    2. Holey Shiat
    3. don't tell me you didn't get a 14!
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  4. Smallmouth Bass with a drop shot w a kietech

    1. Pete Lyden 0
      fixed it... sorry for the confusion, and or excitement
    2. NJ Squatch 0
      Fake news!
    3. Pete Lyden 0
      I figured that's why he was asking...lol
    4. HAHAHA you got squatch excited!
    5. Pete Lyden 0
      the location says hopatcong but its lake mohawk in sparta
    6. Pete Lyden 0
      that was caught in 9 ft. just off a rock pile that came up to 5 ft.
    7. NJ Squatch 0
      How deep were you fishing?
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  5. I don’t know what happened. This is the 14 incher I was trying to post. Pulled it out from under the noses πŸ‘ƒ of the Game Thief’s.

    Black Crappie with a Jig

    1. Thanks Kenneth. Stay tuned because I’ll be looking for bigger ones soon
    2. Kenneth Olivo 0
      Man that's a Slab right there!
    3. Definitely, just need some decent weather
    4. David Smith 0
      Im around buddy, lets get into some fish soon. Need some more S.A.A.'s..
    5. Bryan Harper 0
      Beauty!πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    6. Hey Dave where have you been?
    7. Slab!
    8. David Smith 0
      πŸ€™πŸΌ
    9. Thanks all
    10. Nice Slab Arty! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    11. Noah Shapiro 0
      Nice
    12. nice one Arty. I didnt see anything like that while i was in New Jersey today lol.
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  6. Apparently people driving by saw me hauling in Crappie on every cast so the next day I showed up there were Russian and Polish guys all over the place. I don’t mind ...more fishing with them except for the fact they keep under sized fish and everything they catch. I hope greed catches up with them. I still managed to catch this 14 inch Crappie right under their noses πŸ‘ƒ

    Black Crappie with a Jig

    1. James I have my own business but rarely have time to fish as much as I want to
    2. there's only one rule in life for us and that's make time to do what we want...we want to fish so we make it so!
    3. James Rath 0
      What career do or did you have that allows you to have this much time?
    4. can we citizens arrest them? oh wait no, it's a sanctuary state now...
    5. NJ Squatch 0
      They are a scourge on LH. They leave their trash on the ground. Think we need to do a citizens patrol.
    6. Thanks Dug
    7. Dug Nevius 0
      I hate those kinda guys. Bucket fishermen. Everything goes into the bucket. Great crappie, though.
    8. I haven't ever seen a game warden bother them. They had NY license plates. Next time I will take a picture of the plates
    9. The place I usually am fishing during the crappie spawn is inside a state park and I'm usually still trolling the banks in the area when the game warden walks ...more up and starts measuring their fish.
    10. NJ Squatch 0
      I wonder what would happen if we were to confront those jackholes
    11. nice slab bud, we going to kill it even harder today :))
    12. we've called fish and game a few times and they've never showed up yet...pretty discouraging.
    13. 855-648-8477 F&G
    14. David Smith 0
      Throw them in the lake!!!
    15. We have a hotline in Kansas to report people I call it all the time in the spring when I see people loading up on undersized fish.
    16. Getting bigger
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  7. Stopped by the lake after work after a call from Chris. Caught about 15 Crappie and a few pickerel and one huge golden shiner

    Black Crappie with a Jig

    1. Next time Armando
    2. Armando Lugo 0
      Would have like to see the pic of the jumbo golden shiner.
    3. Thanks Kiera, Jimbo, NJ Squatch
    4. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Looks like some fair weather there.. lol. Nice catch guys πŸ‘
    5. NJ Squatch 0
      And so it begins
    6. Kirra G 0
      Nice catch Arty!!
    7. Thanks
    8. Nice one Arty! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    9. First open water fish of the year
    10. Nice one!!!
    11. and so it begins again :)
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  8. 2 lb. 15 in. Black Crappie with a shinner

    1. Nice one Steve
  9. largemouth bass

    1. NJ Squatch 0
      nice bucket mouth....
    2. Very nice bass Pete
    3. Great Bass Pete
    4. there's still big bass in that lake??? hahaha nice one dude!
    5. Scott Sorrell 0
      Nice ice bass
    6. Awesome fish Pete! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    7. andrew kratz 0
      heck yeah! im bumming sitting at home thinking there's no good ice, you found good ice and fish!
    8. Nice one!
    9. Pete Lyden 0
      got her yesterday morning on lake shawnee in NJ. fun catch...got the day started right!
    10. andrew kratz 0
      wow! when was this? is that lake shawnee? nice bass man
    11. Nice work Pete!!
    12. Derek Stitt 0
      Beautiful Largemouth
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  10. nice fat perch! my personal best! fishing was pretty slow. just this one, another took my bait and rsn out my line but that was it

    10 oz. Yellow Perch with a shiner

    1. andrew kratz 0
      thanks Pete
    2. Pete Lyden 0
      that is a fatty for sure! congrats on the pb
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