Friday, August 30, 2019

Word from Laurie

Junior Knee Deep member Brandon Wood weighed in several nice fish this past week, including 2 channel cats  weighing  6 lb 2 oz & 9 lb 3 oz. His pickerel weighed 2 lbs and he had a smallmouth weighing 2 lb 2 oz. Not bad for the last week before school starts…The Knee Deep Club will be holding their Fall Hybrid Striped Bass Contest on Sept 21st & 22nd, from 5 AM Sat until noon on Sunday. Make Your plans now…more info can be found on their website or call the shop at (973)663-3826. Muskie Inc Chapter 22 of NJ will also be holding their Muskie Tournament on Sat. Sept 28th from 6 AM - 2 PM At Lee’s County Park, with a BBQ lunch. Call Will @ (908) 914-5293 or go to their website at for more information. We offer 10% off to any Muskie Inc member incase you need a new Muskie Lure. We have a pretty good selection ! Jim Welsh & Lou Marcucci  have been picking away with some Hybrids & Smallmouth Bass, along with lots of white perch and some nice crappies. Aaron Graybill of  Lake Hopatcong Guide Service has been out & about catching all kinds of fish, including walleye and Hybrids. With less boat traffic the lake here is great for fall fishing. We’ll be stocked up with Ice rapalas, gotchas, and blade baits for fall jigging and tell your friends that Lake Hopatcong is OPEN for boating & fishing. We are open 7 days a week for bait & boat rentals. Our fall hours are from 6 AM - 6 PM. Have a great week !!!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Wild & Scenic Film Festival (Musconetcong River Watershed Association)


August 22, 2019

Contact: Karen Doerfer, Communications Coordinator, Musconetcong Watershed Association,, (908) 537-7060

Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to Centenary

Asbury, NJ  The Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to Hackettstown, NJ: Join the Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) when they host the second annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival On Tour at Centenary University, Sitnik Theatre on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm.

“We originally hosted this festival to mark the anniversary of the National Wild & Scenic Rivers Act, of which the Musconetcong is a Partnership Wild & Scenic River,” said Alan Hunt, MWA Executive Director. “We want to inspire people to visit and protect these national treasures that are right in our backyard – that is what the Act is all about.”

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is a collection of films from the annual festival held the third week in January in Nevada City, CA which is now in its 17th year!  Wild & Scenic focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet.

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival was started by the watershed advocacy group, the South Yuba River Citizens Leagus (SYRCL) in 2003.  The festival’s namesake is in celebration of SYRCL’s landmark victory to receive “Wild & Scenic” status for 39 miles of the South Yuba River in 1999.  The 5-day event features over 150 award-winning films and welcomes over 100 guest speakers, celebrities, and activists who bring a human face to the environmental movement.  The home festival kicks-off the international tour to communities around the globe, allowing SYRCL to share their success as an environmental group with other organizations.  The festival is building a network of grassroots organizations connected by a common goal of using film to inspire activism.  With the support of National Partners: Peak Design, CLIF Bar, EarthJustice, Klean Kanteen, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, the festival can reach an even larger audience.

“In recent years, the festival and its On Tour Program has grown to more than 230 events, supporting organizations and their local community causes through outreach, fundraising, and education.  The On Tour community is an incredible collection of organizations from every corner of the country who are full of empathy, open-minded, and eager to make a positive difference for the world, their communities, and the environment,” says Sarah Muskin, WSFF On Tour Coordinator.

Featured at the tour event in Hackettstown are films highlighting the importance of rivers, the science of agriculture, and pollinators in nature.  Also featured is River Connections - a film highlighting the Musconetcong River.  The festival is a natural extension of MWA’s work to inspire people to act on behalf of the environment.

The Musconetcong Watershed Association is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of the Musconetcong River and its Watershed, including its natural and cultural resources.

Event Details:

Date and Time: Doors open at 12:00 pm, and shows start at 1:00 pm.

Venue Name and Address: Centenary University, Sitnik Theatre, 400 Jefferson St, Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840

Ticket Prices: $7 or $5 with student ID.

Tickets can be purchased online at

For more information: Contact the Musconetcong Watershed Association, or (908) 537-7060.

New Jersey State Record Cobia Caught

When we visit North Carolina's Outer Banks, we hope to catch cobia. We've caught only one, mine, which might have weighed six pounds.