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. Black Friday Striper. Caught a few others and some cats.

    1. James . 0
      Fishing on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve are my favorite things to do!
    2. Oh i just skip out on work and the wife to fish 😂
    3. Haha, during the day there's too many distractions. Work, wife, kids, etc...at night, the only thing I have to worry about is how much sleep I really need. Which ...more when you're out there, sleep vs fish? Easy decision.
    4. Im begging you... fish during the day! 😂😂😂
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  3. Thanksgiving Hybrid! Gorgeous night with 40s temp and clear sky. 4 hybrids and a few cats. Nothing too big but fun nonetheless

    1. James . 0
      Nice catch! Hybrids are too much fun
  4. Below freezing! 5 lb hybrid at 30 degrees.

    1. God Bless you brother
    2. James . 0
      That really is hardcore fishin!
    3. NJ Squatch 0
      Freakin hard core
    4. why are you still fishing at night?! hahaha
    5. the thought of the boat going away for 4 months is a great motivator to get out there.
    6. Mike Morongell 0
      that’s dedicated
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  5. PB 13.5 lb Channel Cat

    1. That's because all of the huge cats are eating the walleye.
    2. James . 0
      True Greg
    3. big cats you have to let go. it finally seems the population is improving. on a similar note the walleye this year were the smallest I've seen. couple years ...more back every one id pull out of the water was 3-5 pounds. now those are the big ones.
    4. Mike Morongell 0
      you eat them or throw back to catch another day
    5. James . 0
      Congrats on PB!
    6. NJ Squatch 0
      That is one fat cat! Pun intended
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  6. November 6 6 pounda

  7. A few of these guys.

    1. Mike Morongell 0
      I like the strategy
    2. this time of year I just drop chicken liver in 15 ft near a drop off and then wait with some beer.
    3. James . 0
    4. Mike Morongell 0
      I keep seeing you killing them. any suggestions u care to share.
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  8. Fisherman’s thumb

    1. Brady Field 0
      From catfish or all those giant hybrids you catch that could and would eat you hand of🤪
    2. carl schulze 0
      battle scars
    3. carl schulze 0
      war wounds
    4. James . 0
      I get them every time I go even though I try my best to not get them but still those cuts just happen😂
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  9. PB 12.5 lb Channel Cat

    1. ah walmart... thanks
    2. whew. I thought I was the only maniac who had a brand preference for chicken livers! I have found the Perdue at the Hackettstown Walmart and sometimes the Wharton ...more Shop Rite next to Costco.
    3. James . 0
      I believe they have some at kroger
    4. hold up! where did you find perdue livers!? all i can find is tyson and they aren't as good!
    5. James . 0
      True chicken livers are good because they produce a lot of smell, but you can't also go wrong with some cut shad!
    6. cats will eat anything, but I've found chicken livers are basically crack cocaine for big cats and stripers. Personally, the Perdue livers Ive found to hold ...more up best, but any will do as long as you can keep them on the hook with a cast.
    7. Brady Field 0
      If you don’t mind me asking what did you catch it on? I am trying to up my catfish fishing game and I need all the help I can get because all I can get are drum
    8. haha yea this year has had some healthy sized ones again which is good to see. the past 3-4 years the contest winners were pretty small. Laurie at Dows was telling ...more me awhile ago how in past years you'd need 10-15 lbers to win the old contests but that its rare to see those anymore. hopefully they make a comeback. very underrated and fun fish to target.
    9. i caught an almost 14lbs channel cat in hopatcong the first year i started fishing about 11/12 years ago.... I haven't caught one there since hahaha. you should ...more do the catfish contest there, the winning fish is usually only like 4/5 lbs
    10. James . 0
      That's a very nice channel cat, congrats on the new PB!
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  10. Another Fatty, just over 8 lbs

    1. Nice Greg