Lake Hopatcong

Morris - New Jersey


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A section of the Lake Hopatcong in Morris County, New Jersey.

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Lake Hopatcong Fishing Reports

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  1. Escaping the snow and liberal tyrants in the fishing capital of the world.

    5 lb. 30 in. Ladyfish

    1. Great bait for Tarpon Greg.
    2. haha yea was able to meet up with some friends who headed south years ago and did a lot of fishing. I'm born and raised in NJ so dont mind the cold either, but ...more after all that came with 2020 I kind of needed a breather. so eye opening to see the difference though. FL is awesome. dont think I could leave Lake Hopatcong though.
    3. just realized we didn't know what you looked like, this was the first pic you posted that someone took of you haha
    4. i don't mind the cold, but ;those tyrants need to go haha. nice catch
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  2. Dammit I knew I should have entered the local fishing contest. This gator would have been in contention. Another skillful angler slime rocket

    25 in. Chain Pickerel

    1. πŸ˜‚
    2. makes my fish look bigger...and other stuff too...
    3. Bahaha, True Squatch Chris does have Tiny Hands
    4. Lmao πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Nice one Squatch !!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    5. Oh yeah i forgot 🀣
    6. NJ Squatch 0
      You forget that I am 6’5” and 250#. It would look like a musky in your tiny hands.
    7. I think your measuring tape is broken, that looks about 15”
    8. Nice! πŸ‘
    9. Pete Lyden 0
      fatty
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  3. Out fished by the better half as usual.

    Mixed Bag

    1. NJ Squatch 0
      It was Artie. Hers was 18”
    2. Her Bass looks bigger though
    3. looks like a good time with the other half 🎣🎣🎣
    4. great picture.
    5. Pete Lyden 0
      ur a nice guy letting her do that. nice bass
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  4. ChrisI’ll show you catching a monster hybrid in my face! Here is My new Pb at 10.25# and 26.75”. This thing was a beast taking about ten minutes to land. The club ...more record isn’t much bigger so it is safe to say this will be the biggest hybrid I ever catch. The adrenaline is still going.

    10 lb. 4 oz. 27 in. Hybrid Striped Bass

    1. You need to join the club and break that record like I did and they still hate me.
    2. Mike Morongell 0
      bait ????
    3. NJ Squatch 0
      Target the main lake points in 20+.
    4. Pete Lyden 0
      hey how deep were u getting them? I'm going to fish a little b4 I take the boat out for season.
    5. NJ Squatch 0
      Pete hopefully we get ice this year and get them through the ice!
    6. NJ Squatch 0
      Thanks Morris! Next time I catch her I will take more measurements for a replica mount.
    7. Ralph Cetrulo 0
      nice fish
    8. Pete Lyden 0
      can't stop looking at this fish!! unbelievable
    9. NJ , I sent Chris P the information for the Taxidermist I use. He does excellent work and isn’t crazy with priceπŸ‘πŸ»
    10. ~$500
    11. NJ Squatch 0
      @Greg how much does mounting a 28" hybrid run?
    12. Pete Lyden 0
      what a fish! holy toledo
    13. NJ Squatch 0
      Thanks guys! Mike check out the knee deep club. http://www.kneedeepclub.org/
    14. Thats a monster. Congrats. Caught a pair of 28 inchers over the summer on back to back days but both were a good pound or two lighter than that. Brought one to Buckshot ...more and should get it back soon.
    15. James . 0
      Man I love those fish they fight like a monster!
    16. no chance. squatch has freakishly small hands, causing an optic illusion of the fish looking bigger than it actually is
    17. Looks at least 28+ inches
    18. I have an official dispute of the ruler picture on this fish pending. I will wait for the official results!
    19. Robert Coleman 0
      Poor Chris😒😒😒 Congrats Squatch on an absolute Monster! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    20. Sweet!!!! WTG NJπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    21. sorry Chris 🀣
    22. Mike Morongell 0
      congrats my friend. very nice. you and Chris kick ass. maybe I will come to hopatcong and try my luck. I see you said something about a club. any information about ...more that u can share.
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  5. Teeter I have a write in vote for fish of the year!

    10 lb. 4 oz. 27 in. Hybrid Striped Bass

    1. Awesome catch Big Sasquatch
    2. Pete Lyden 0
      sick!!
    3. Robert Coleman 0
      I'll vote for that! That's a monster Squatch!!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  6. I’m going to hug him and I’m going to squeeze him and I’m going to call him George

    Walleye

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      BAHAHAHAHAHA 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 Hi George!..... But Morris has a good idea too! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    2. Robert Coleman 0
      BAHAHAHAHAHA 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 Hi George!..... But Morris has a good idea too! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    3. nah!!! call him ChrisπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  7. Ran into a sunset blitz. Had to run this one down with the trolling motor since I was using my light walleye setup with 6# test. Love the fight in these fish.

    Hybrid Striped Bass

    1. NJ Squatch 0
      this one was caught on a jigging rap. Only fished wawa through the ice so not very familiar. If going for salmon through smaller spoons and real them pretty fast ...more so they don’t get a good look.
    2. Chef Rover 0
      Man, you are killing it where ever you go. Nice catch! What did you use? Live herring? I've yet to catch anything besides some small bass at Lake H. Going ...more to try Wawa Lake this Sat. for the first time. lend me some tips if you have any. ;o)
    3. James . 0
      Nice wiper, those are my # 1 fish to catch!
    4. Mike Morongell 0
      very nice
    5. NJ Squatch 0
      I’ll show you cute
    6. that's a cute one
    7. Robert Coleman 0
      Awesome Squatch! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  8. Not quite a Teeter 8# but I am on the board. Fall is ramping up only going to get better from here!

    Hybrid Striped Bass

    1. Good job brother
    2. Mike Morongell 0
      thanks.
    3. NJ Squatch 0
      It is crazy during the summer. Best time is before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. I do not bait fish in open water. Herring will catch everything in the lake. ...more Keep em above the thermocline or they will die. Swing by Dows Boat Rental for bait and tips
    4. Mike Morongell 0
      fished there once this year. got crazy busy with the jet skis and go fast boats. I would love to try now can u give me any tips ? do u free wheel herring or fish ...more at depth
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  9. Caption ideas?

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Joeg gUIDO 0
      Momaluka
    2. I just wish i caught you scratching your ass!
    3. NJ Squatch 0
      Expert camera work
    4. This wasn’t a pose, that’s the best part. You just scratched your chin haha
    5. Scott Sorrell 0
      "I think..therefore I am"...?
    6. I finally Popped my Cherry and caught a decent bass!
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  10. Got one early and one late. The weeds are unbearable. Time to move on to other things. Back to normal sleep patterns.

    Walleye

    1. tragic. I was kind of joking when I said you won't come out. but literal in this case.
      https://www.newsbreak.com/news/0PQhaufH/authorities-search-lake-hopatcong-for-operator-of-capsized-workboat?s=oldSite&ss=a4
    2. NJ Squatch 0
      Definitely too many nutrients in the water. Be interesting to see what the impact is of the Phoslock application in Landing channel
    3. NJ Squatch 0
      I forget crescent cove even exists come late April don’t know how the residents haven’t hired a private weed harvesting machine. Where the weeds aren’t at the surface ...more there are chopped up floating weeds. Chase em again in the Fall
    4. TOO MANY SEPTIC TANKS and people fertilizing there lawns
    5. Robert Coleman 0
      Nice Eye Squatch !πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    6. Try heading into Crescent Cove. You won't come out. Weeds have grown above water level there. I have noticed a lot of the lake maintenance has been off this ...more year. Even all the buoys got put in very late. My guys at the marina said weeds have already been a major issue this year.
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