June 07, 2021 - 09:38:50
The fishing in Lake Hopatcong has been good but angler participation has been very poor according to Laurie Murphy at Dows Boat Rental. Smallies, hybrids, walleyes, largemouth and panfish have all been in good supply and the few anglers that have been fishing have had no trouble catching fish. Likewise boat traffic on the lake had been unusually quiet for the first week of summer, she said.
June 01, 2021 - 09:35:21
It was a quiet week on Lake Hopatcong and the late week rains kept the weekend quiet as well, said Laurie Murphy over at Dows Boat Rentals over the holiday weekend, reporting that the number of anglers fishing the lake has been below normal for this time of year even with the decent fishing that has been on tap. Hybrids are serving up some good action early and late in the day and walleye fishing has been good, especially after dark. Largemouth and smallmouth fishing is also on the upswing as both fish are nearing the end of the spring spawn. Crappies and perch are providing the bulk of the panfishing in the lake and fishing has been very good around the bridges in the evening.