The annual Lake Hopatcong catfish contest sponsored by the Knee Deep Club will take place the weekend of August 11 and 12. The contest begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday and concludes at noon on Sunday. No one will be allowed to enter after 7 p.m. on Saturday.
The entry fee is $20 for club members and $25 for non-members. Please see the official entry form for complete contest details. Forms are available at Dow’s Boat Rental (Nolan’s Point, Lake Hopatcong), at Lake’s End Marina (Landing), and online at the Knee Deep Club website. For additional information, call 973-663-3826.
Cash prizes will be based on an 80% payout of entry fees for the three heaviest catfish weighed in. Anglers catching the 4th, 5th, and 6th heaviest catfish will each receive a $20 gift certificate.
Take a kid fishing! Contestants may enter a child up to 16 years old in the contest for a $5 fee. The child with the heaviest catfish will win a rod and reel combo. Ties will be broken according to which catfish was weighed in first.
Knee Deep Club members encourage anglers to visit their website, which is full of information about the club and the excellent fishing offered by Lake Hopatcong.