The Knee Deep Club of Lake Hopatcong held it first ice fishing contest since 2018. The February 21, 2021 contest was a great success, with 124 entrants coming out for a bright and sunny day of fishing on the ice. The bite was very good and a large number of fish were caught and weighed in.

The winners of the contest were as follows:

Chain Pickerel

1st Place $340.00
Albert Palavicini, Ringwood NJ
4lb. 8oz.

2nd Place $204.00
Erik Nieves, Landing NJ
4lb. 5oz.

3rd Place $136.00
Kevin Cole, Newton NJ
4lb. 3oz.

Yellow Perch/Crappie

1st Place $340.00
Wayne List, Sparta NJ
1lb. 4oz. crappie

2nd Place $204.00
Yon Bostedo, Ledgewood NJ
1lb. 4oz. perch

3rd Place $136.00
Rocco Farina, Wayne NJ
1lb. 3oz. crappie

All Other Species (Except Muskies)

1st Place $340.00
Steven Silva, Succasunna NJ
4lb. 13oz. Largemouth Bass

2nd Place $204.00
Mike Kolodziej, Long Valley NJ
4lb. 1oz. Largemouth Bass

3rd Place $136.00
Ed Payne
4lb. 0oz. Largemouth Bass

“Kids” Category (prize = ice jigging pole)
Chain Pickerel

1st Place
Chase Payne
3lb. 8oz.

Yellow Perch/Crappie

1st Place
Carly Poggio
1lb. 0oz. perch

 

Thanks to all involved and congratulations to the winners!

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