[03-20-2022] – Fishing time – Shallow fishing is key

The following is the weekly report for Lake Hopatcong fishing provided by Dows Boat & Bait Shop and Aaron Graybill of the Lake Hopatcong Guide Service.

The open water season on Hopatcongh Lake has started off on a good note for yellow perch and crappie.

  • While the last two snowstorms in this area have caused a bit of damage to the lake, the warmer temperatures should get things back on track as lake temperatures begin to rise.
  • Aaron Graybill of the Lake Hopatcong Guide Service reported water temperatures of 39 on the main lake and up to 47 in the shallower water sections.
  • The perch sting should stay warm for the next two weeks and the crappie should continue to catch well until May.
  • Largemouth bass, pike and white perch have also been caught in the shallow waters. The water level is still down about 15 inches or so, but continues to rise with the dam closing for the final lake refill.

Recent captures: (from Aaron’s guide service)


To note:

  • Aaron’s guide service is also available full time now with several boats available to book your Hopatcong Lake fishing excursion – Call for more information (856) 577-0653.
  • Dows Boast Rental: We report that we are open early 7 days at 6:30 am with bait and rental tackle and boat rentals which will be available in early April. Call (973) 663-3826 for more information.

Learn more about Dows Boat Rentals and Bait Shop:

DowsBoatRental Logo 300x200 1564058430Address: 145 Nolans Point Rd, Lake Hopatcong 07849, NJ

Telephone: (973) 663 3826

Email: [email protected]

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Dows Boat & Bait Shop is open 7 days a week with boat rentals, bait and tackle. You are not comfortable driving your own boat or you want hands-on experience. Or a single mom wanting to get her kids out of the house to learn how to fish, call Aaron of Lake Hopatcong Guide Service (856) 577-0653 to arrange something. Have a good week!

Learn more about Lake Hopatcong Guide Service:

Hopatcong lake guide service logoAddress: Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Phone: Aaron at (856) 577-0653

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: https://www.lakehopatcongguideservice.com/

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