The Knee Deep Club will hold its third 2017 Ice Fishing contest on Sunday March 5, 2017. The contest will begin at 6 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. The contest entry fee is $20 for club members and $25 for nonmembers. ($20.00 fee plus $5.00 non-member fee).

Cash prizes will be based on an 80 percent pay-out of entry fees for each of these three categories: Perch/Crappie, Pickerel and all other species (excluding Muskies).

Top finishers will be based on weight and any ties will be broken by which fish was entered first.

Please read the entry form for complete rules, entry forms are available online at, or at the Clubs’ official weigh stations located a: Dow’s Boat Rental, Nolan’s Point, Lake Hopatcong, and Lake’s End Marina, Mount Arlington Blvd, Landing.

Mail-in entries must be received by Friday, March 3, 2017; in-person entries can be made up until 8 a.m. the morning of the contest. In the event the contest is postponed due to unsafe ice conditions, a notice will be posted. For additional information call 973-663-3826.

Take a kid fishing: A contestant may enter a child who is under the age of 16 in this contest for a $5 entry fee. The child with the heaviest fish in each category will win a jigging rod and reel.

The Knee Deep Club is wishing for a real cold period so we can have safe ice for the contest. The very best of fishing luck; see you on the ice!

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