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Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Lined with boat docks and brush, Lake Hopatcong offers plenty of cover for baitfish and the wide variety of fish species residing here. The 2,700-acre lake, with over 45 miles of shoreline, is located in the north-central part of the state, at Hopatcong.

Once the ice melts in spring, fishing is off to the races. Trout stocking begins and everyone grabs a rod and reel. The lake is home to trout, bass, muskie, pike, walleye, striped bass, catfish and sunfish. Bring a boat and launch at one of several boat ramps, or rent a boat from area boat rental services. A campground is less than five miles from the lake, numerous marinas are scattered around the lake, and there are bars and restaurants accessible from the water.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, bluegill, yellow perch, hybrid striped bass, chain pickerel, muskie and tiger muskie at Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Hopatcong

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Brook trout Brown trout Bluegill Yellow Perch Hybrid Striped Bass Chain pickerel Muskie Tiger muskie

Lake Hopatcong Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Bridge Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
973 663-1976

Lake's End Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, pontoon boats, canoes and kayaks
973 398-5707

Lakeview Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
973 663-2935

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Hopatcong State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Lakeside Blvd, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Hopatcong Street Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Lakeside Avenue, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with limited parking.


Bridge Marina
89 Brady Road
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
973 663-1976

Flash Watersports & Marina
155 State Route 181
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
973 663-7990

Katz's Marina
2 Thompson Lane
Andover, NJ 07821
973 663-3214

Lake's End Marina
91 Mt. Arlington Blvd
Landing, NJ 07850
973 398-5707

Lakeview Marina
2 South Beach Rd
Lake Hopatcong
973 663-2935

Lee's County Park Marina
443 Howard Blvd
Mt Arlington, NJ 07856
973 398-5199

Click here for a New Jersey Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

FLA- Net Park Campgrounds Campground - 973 347-4467

Lake Hopatcong NJ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake Hopatcong
Lakeview Marina
2 Beach Rd
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
973 663-2935


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