Lake Hopatcong

Morris - New Jersey

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  • 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. This is what half asleep looks like 🤣

    Sleep with a Dreamy eyes

    1. sleeper creeper
    2. Lol! Nice one!
    3. joe b 0
      Creeper, Nice
    4. apparently it didn't haha
    5. Rick S 0
      That striper should have woke you up! nice one!
    6. Hopefully that's just sleep deprivation! 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
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  2. A nice twilight hybrid

    Hybrid Striped Bass with a Plug

    1. Thanks
    2. Nice one Chris 👍🏻👍🏻
    3. thanks!
    4. Bryan Harper 0
    5. Hells yeah brother! 👍👍👍
    6. Rick S 0
      Nice one!
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  3. Went full retard. Weather report said thunderstorms and rain all night. I wanted to fish. Storms passed, rain did too. Had nothing but a few walleye that got off. ...more Herring were absent until 2:15 or so. Decided I wasn't gonna leave til I caught one. At 3:11 ran into a kettle bell attached to a rocket. Was an incredible fight and new PB. Good times.

    11 lb. Hybrid Striped Bass

    1. haha yea not going out is worse than going out and getting shut out.
    2. awesome night Greg
    3. Pete Lyden 0
      can't catch em on your couch.... or bed
    4. seems to match up with an hour give or take before and after the moon rise.... it's always seemed to be that way a lot of the time, but not every time... you ...more just never know. I'll never really look at the moon activity and decide not to go cause you never know haha
    5. yea man I hope. a 1:30/2-4 am window is pretty brutal which is what its been this week.
    6. that damn moon rise is too late... next week will be earlier bite again i bet. nice tank!
    7. Pete Lyden 0
      hell yeah! way to be persistent. congrats on pb!
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  4. 7 lb walleye. few other smaller ones. 3 lb striper, and LMB. Weird night. Quiet til 1:30 and then the lights went on and herring started doing their thing. Must ...more be the weather.

    7 lb. Walleye

    1. Awesome
    2. figures... sleepy head squatch only wanted to fish til midnight and we only had one fish each... we missed the bite!
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  5. 7.5 pound Striper. They are big this year. Havent caught one smaller than 5. One day someones gonna pull at 15 pounder outta here.

    7 lb. 5 oz. Hybrid Striped Bass

    1. well just to be clear, keeping smaller legal fish actually helps a fishery grow big fish... I'm not saying people shouldn't keep fish; just no reason to ...more keep the bigger ones. they are worth more in the water. i wish every game fish had a slot limit honestly.
    2. yea it would be nice if that were the case and everyone was on board. thats the secret sauce for places like Hawk Lake and the true trophy fisheries. 100% catch ...more and release. I mean if folks really need to be eating walleye you can get them at Shop Rite on occasion for like $7 a pound lol.
    3. idk, i blame the keeping of big fish honestly. It's not that big of a lake relatively speaking compared to those northern walleye lakes and it takes a long ...more time on a diet of herring to get over 24-25". Those northern lakes have more bigger sized bait fish for those bigger walleye. I just wish everyone was on board with releasing fish over a certain size... there are plenty of small keepers sized ones to eat.
    4. yea I definitely noticed that with the walleye. Every year they seem to get smaller. wonder if theres any effect from what seems like greater muskie and striper ...more populations on LH. Need to get out to Hawk Lake now that the border is open. 10 pound walleyes are small up there.
    5. idk about that... i feel like too many people keep big fish (both hybrids and especially walleye) the lake grows giants but so much harvesting of big fish happening ...more it's crazy. If people treated the harvest as if it had a slot, we would be seeing state records come out of there for sure.
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  6. Night Vision!

    3 lb. 5 oz. Walleye

  7. Good Memorial Day night. 4 walleye and a striper.

    4 lb. Walleye

  8. Night creepin’ level 10

    Hybrid Striped Bass with a Plug

    1. haha
    2. Scott Sorrell 0
      Creepin' for
    3. Nice!😀😁😁
    4. nice fish. definitely noticed more striper vs walleye this year compared to others. was a gorgeous night last Thursday. so happy the weather kept all the recreational ...more assholes off the lake this weekend. less weeds for the good guys to deal with during the week!
    5. Soooo creepy! 🤣🤣🤣
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    Hybrid Striped Bass with a Plug

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Awesome! 🐋👊🎣
    2. Daaaaayum👍👍👍
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  10. Late late nights

    Hybrid Striped Bass with a Plug

    1. john stimson 0
      you had that plug working for you .
    2. Bryan Harper 0
      Great day! 🎣👍
    3. Hells yeah 👍👍👍
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