Lake Hopatcong

Morris - New Jersey

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  1. 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. bait ????
    2. NJ Squatch 0
      Target the main lake points in 20+.
    3. 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.
    4. NJ Squatch 0
      Pete hopefully we get ice this year and get them through the ice!
    5. NJ Squatch 0
      Thanks Morris! Next time I catch her I will take more measurements for a replica mount.
    6. Ralph Cetrulo 0
      nice fish
    7. Pete Lyden 0
      can't stop looking at this fish!! unbelievable
    8. NJ , I sent Chris P the information for the Taxidermist I use. He does excellent work and isn’t crazy with priceπŸ‘πŸ»
    9. ~$500
    10. NJ Squatch 0
      @Greg how much does mounting a 28" hybrid run?
    11. Pete Lyden 0
      what a fish! holy toledo
    12. NJ Squatch 0
      Thanks guys! Mike check out the knee deep club.
    13. 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.
    14. James . 0
      Man I love those fish they fight like a monster!
    15. no chance. squatch has freakishly small hands, causing an optic illusion of the fish looking bigger than it actually is
    16. Looks at least 28+ inches
    17. I have an official dispute of the ruler picture on this fish pending. I will wait for the official results!
    18. Poor Chris😒😒😒 Congrats Squatch on an absolute Monster! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    19. Sweet!!!! WTG NJπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    20. sorry Chris 🀣
    21. 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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  2. Teeter I have a write in vote for fish of the year!

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

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


    1. BAHAHAHAHAHA 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 Hi George!..... But Morris has a good idea too! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    2. 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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  4. 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. very nice
    5. NJ Squatch 0
      I’ll show you cute
    6. that's a cute one
    7. Awesome Squatch! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  5. 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. 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. 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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  6. Caption ideas?

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Joeg gUIDO 0
    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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  7. Got one early and one late. The weeds are unbearable. Time to move on to other things. Back to normal sleep patterns.


    1. tragic. I was kind of joking when I said you won't come out. but literal in this case.
    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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  8. There really needs to be a hunting season for these damn things! One good shot would take them all out!

    Birds Of Death

    1. Spray and pray!
    2. Robert Coleman 0
      I agree 100%! They will eat all of the little ones in a bay! 🀬🀬🀬🀬🀬🀬🀬🀬
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  9. Got the boat back on the lake on this beautiful spring day. A lot of bass boats fished through this area but I managed a chunky prespawner and a few slimmers. Found ...more a cove where the crappies were stacked at sundown. Real fun on the UL

    Largemouth Bass with a Jerkbait

    1. Nice catch Buddy, good to see you on the water again
    2. Robert Coleman 0
      Nice little chunk Squatch! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  10. ICE HAWG! She was so big I had to squeeze her through the 6” hole. She measured 21.5” and was well over 5 pounds and qualifies for a NJ Skillful Angler award. Top ...more 5 biggest bass I have caught and largest fish through the ice. Totally made the crappy ice fishing season we are having in NJ.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. plenty! hahaha
    2. not for lack of trying
    3. Robert Coleman 0
      But you haven't caught one! BAHAHAHAπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    4. Eh ive seen bigger
    5. Nice Bass Squatch!! You could let Chris hold one for a picture
    6. πŸ₯Ί
    7. quiche and Whine!!!! oops sorry... WineπŸ˜‰
    8. it's delicious...
    9. Robert Coleman 0
    10. NJ Squatch 0
      you probably eat quiche too
    11. real men cry...
    12. Robert Coleman 0
      BAHAHAHA🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 That's exactly how I pictured it Squatch!
    13. NJ Squatch 0
      the tears did a really good job of reflecting the flash to capture the colors of the fish!
    14. thats a pretty damn good picture if i was crying robert! hahaha
    15. Wow Squatch, that's a helluva catch. I hope you are a member of the KDC. That will definitely qualify for a year long contest contender. Congratulations on ...more your new PB ice bass.
    16. Pete Lyden 0
      I'm glad u guys were having great luck. can't catch em on ur couch.
    17. NJ Squatch 0
      Pete we were looking for you on Sunday. Not as good as Sat but it was steady action.
    18. Buddy Pierce 0
      dang!!! lake monster
    19. Pete Lyden 0
      congratulations!!! that is one awesome largemouth for around here!!! well done!πŸ‘
    20. Robert Coleman 0
      Holy Largemouth Batman!! Awesome fish Squatch! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»I can picture Chris crying as he was taking the picture! 😁😁😁😁😁
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