With warmer weather approaching, fishing should continue to improve. The Knee Deep stocked their trout this past weekend and the NJ State DEP also stocked again during the week.
Trolling small Rapalas and phoebes along the shorelines, docks and in the backs of the coves, should produce fish. The crappie bite continues to be strong, using small plastics fished under a bobber, though small suspending Rapala husky jerks have also been effective. It was a decent week of bass fishing with swimbaits, jerkbaits and Rat-l-Traps all producing fish. Good numbers of bass, white perch and pickerel were also caught. Dow's Boat Rental is open 7 days with boat rentals, bait and tackle.
Not comfortable with driving your own boat or would like some hands on experience, or a single Mom wanting to get her kids out of the house to learn to fish, call Aaron of Lake Hopatcong Guide Service (856) 577-0653 to set something up.
Have a great week! - Laurie Murphy, owner, Dow's Boat Rental