1. Another slabzilla

    Black Crappie with a Jig

    1. Samet Isufi
      Nice one. I was there sunday, but no luck (except 2 yellow perch). I guess because of the weather.
    2. Wow! Huuuuuuuge!
    3. Thanks guys
    4. Jimbo Harwood
      another DUKE! Nice.
    5. Derek Stitt
      Nice slab Art!!
    6. nice fish
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  2. Another NJ skillful Angler crappie at 15 1/2 inches

    Black Crappie with a Jig

    1. NJ Squatch
    2. Derek Stitt
      Another good oneπŸ‘πŸ‘
    3. David Smith
      dinner plate
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  3. My wife and buddy Andre came out for some fun catching crappie. I was catching a fish almost every cast. I finally convinced Andre to change colors to the same as ...more mine. He did and his first cast landed the biggest crappie of his life. 16 3/4 inches and fat. Andre is 6 foot 5 inches just to get some perspective on the size of this crappie. We released her back into the after a few pics to continue spawning and pass on her genes to the next generation of Lake Hopatcong monsters.

    Black Crappie with a Jig

    1. So true Jimbo
    2. Jimbo Harwood
      That's awesome man.. Nothing like getting out there with some loved ones and having a good time, then moments like this come along and make it something even ...more more special.
    3. I had promised him about 2 years ago I would get him on some slabs. We finally both had an hour or 2 to fish together. We had over 30 fish, I lost count small bass ...more and a few 2 to 3 pounders. But this one was the most memorable.
    4. Jimbo Harwood
      Awesome story.. and congrats to Andrea for his biggest Crappie ever.. That's a good one for sure! Sounds like you guys had a good day on the water.
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  4. Awesome week for crappie! Quantity was good but quality was insane! These are two smaller ones I kept. Will post the bigger ones tomorrow.

    Black Crappie with a Ardent C-Force & Gliss line

    1. Awesome
    2. Shawn Gearinger
      Good ones!
    3. more nice ones
    4. Robert Coleman
      These are the smaller ones? Can't wait to see the big ones! Wow!
    5. Morris Campbell
    6. Derek Stitt
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  5. Got some nice bass today with William!

    3 lb. Largemouth Bass with a spinner

    1. Very nice catches
    2. Scott Hanley
      Nice catch...Going to try Pompton Lake tomorrow from a boat.
    3. Skye Verrusio
      Got them on a blue fox inline spinner in the color gold!
    4. Nick Grieme
      Nice job! all from shore? What color spinner?
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  7. Throwback to summer bassin'

    6 lb. 9 oz. 22 in. Largemouth Bass with a Frog

    1. There is a hawg. There are some bigger ones lurking. 3 bass over 8 lbs. were caught in Lake Hopatcong last year.
    2. That's a fatty
    3. Rich Pardy
      Nice bass!!
    4. NJ Squatch
      Real trophy for LH
    5. David Smith
      pig!!north end on the marsh?
    6. Drew Gierach
    7. Kenneth Olivo
    8. that thing is huge
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  8. I caught a ton of monster fish on the Gajo baits line last year. Spirit Shads (dropshot bait), Gajo Sticks (senko style bait) and Swim Shad (swimbait) they have ...more you lined up for largemouth, smallmouth, walleye and pike.
    Some of my favorite colors are AYU, Green Pumpkin Blue-highlight & the new perch! Have to check that perch color's killer in the stick and dropshot. If anyone wants to chat about the baits or colors for certain bodies of water just send me a message.

    1. It's very effective in the right situations, works great on bass obviously but also crappie.
    2. It's fun Rich. Ask Chris about it he loves drop shotting
    3. Rich Pardy
      Nice edit and monster smallie!! I have to try some dropshotting this year, I have never done it.
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  9. Caught the limit in under an hour

    13 oz. 12 in. Rainbow Trout with a Crappie tube

    1. Jimbo Harwood
      dang you ain't lying Robert.. we are only aloud 5 here in Mich.
    2. Robert Coleman
      THAT is a lot of good eating there! I wish our limit was that big! LOL
    3. Smoke em up!
    4. Doon my fishy friends
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  10. 2.13.17 Sunset Lodge Fishing Report

    Hello from the NW Angle!

    On the Minnesota side, fishing has really picked up this week! The ice is thick and temps are ...more nice, making for a much more pleasurable hard-water experience. Less turbidity has really allowed for more natural colors to work. Using the dead stick is still producing the most fish with depths under a foot off of the bottom. Lots fish in the slot, as well as, multiple over 28!

    On the Canadian side, walleyes are being caught in transition zones, with gold and pink and whites being the hot colors. The crappie bite is at 30ft plus in the mud with Tungstens topped with plastic. Jigging spoons with a minnow head are also producing fish.

    Until next week,
    Sunset Lodge Ice Team

    1. Looks like a cool place to camp.
    2. Rich Pardy
      Looks like you guys are the only ones who got a winter.
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  11. New boat......

    1. There is only 1 problem. The poles are longer than the boat. I started with a 10 footer and still put fish in the boat so good luck to you. Just be careful how you ...more lean.
    2. Rich Pardy
      Nice fishing machine!!
    3. Derek Stitt
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I am a Fishaholic, I go crazy if I can't fish. My favorite fish are anything that swims and puts up a good fight.

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  • Species Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Waterway Lake Hopatcong
  • Lure Home made Flies

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