Summer walleye happen at Hopatcong. And look at that blue, sunny sky, when walleye are not supposed to hit at all. All depends on who's supposing.
Noel got up to Lake Hopatcong yesterday with a friend and caught 44 fish, his buddy 54. Jigs caught mostly crappie, which is good news, since earlier in the summer, catches numbered nearly the same, but on one occasion, only one crappie figured in. Now schooled, crappie can be like picking cotton from a field that never gets snowed on, whatever that means...have no doubt it means something or other.
A 24-inch pickerel and three pound, two ounce walleye amounted to the top fish in yesterday's heat and sunshine.
Or do you admire crappie more? Certainly, a one-pound, 14-ounce crappie is a great fish. Top of the slabs.
All this when just yesterday I reminisced about summer Lake Hopatcong outings with my son. Does not feel right we haven't got to the lake this summer.