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Sponsors & Friends

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TFO Rods

The goal at TFO Rods is to provide anglers with tools properly fit to meet their needs, designed to last a lifetime, but won’t empty their pocketbooks. And for more than two decades this idea has led TFO to design fishing rods recognized for optimizing the balance between performance and price by focusing on high end performance, sophisticated and elegant designs, and no unnecessary accouterments that add expense and cost.

Their manufacturing capabilities allow TFO to provide the only full lifetime warranty in the fishing industry, as well as exceptional service and repair of their products. TFO anglers have complete confidence that if a TFO product is broken for any reason, there’s a solution to get them back on the water quickly and without hassles.

Learn more about our partners at TFO Rods here.

JL Marine

These guys are the experts that keep the LHGS fleet of boats operating smoothly and on the water daily! JL Marine is a full service mobile marine company based out of Lake Hopatcong, NJ. They  offer full service on boats along with winterization, shrink-wrapping and storage.

Learn more about our partners at JL Marine here

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Dow's Bait Shop

Run by Laurie Murphy and Joe Welsh, Dow's is the legendary bait shop located on Lake Hopatcong. Anglers can access Dow's by car or boat from sunrise until sunset almost everyday of the year for all of their bait/lure/tackle needs. On a personal note, we are giant fans of Laurie and Joe as people, friends, and supporters of the NJ fishing community as a whole. We encourage all anglers to take a few minutes to drop in, get the latest "dock talk", and support this amazing business. 


145 Nolans Point Rd

Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849  

Phone Number:

(973) 663-3826

Lakeview Marina

Lakeview Marina is the region's leader for watersports! They have an entire fleet of top of the line Wakeboard and Ski boats, all driven by experienced watersport instructors. To learn more click here.

Knee Deep Club

The legendary fishing club on Lake Hopatcong, the KDC was founded in 1946 and is still a major part of the Lake Hopatcong fishing community. Annual fish stocking efforts, fishing contests, youth initiatives, and events to benefit Veterans are just a few examples of the great work the club does to give back and share their love of fishing with the community. The club survives based upon membership, monetary donations, and donations of time. Please support the club! Click here to visit their website.

2023 KDC Fishing Contest Schedule:

Trout & Pickerel Contests

Sunday, April 23

5:00 am - 4 pm

Spring Walleye Contest

Start: 5:00 am - Saturday, May 6

End: Noon - Sunday, May 7

Panfish Challenge

Sunday, May 21

5:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bill Clark Junior Derby

Sunday, June 11

Mount Arlington Pond

7 Mountainview Ave

Stew Lant Bass Contest

Sunday, June 25

5:00 am - 4:00 pm

Summer Hybrid Striped Bass Contest

Start: 5:00 am - Saturday, July 22

End: Noon - Sunday, July 23

Catfish Derby

Start: 6:00 pm - Saturday, August 12

End: Noon - Sunday, August 13

Fall Hybrid Striped Bass Contest

Start: 5:00 am - Saturday, September 16

End: Noon - Sunday, September 17

Fall Walleye Contest

Start: 5:00 am - Saturday, October 7

End: Noon - Sunday, October 8

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