Perch are good tasting fish too! I don't fish Hopatcong but I like catching some perch in some of the smaller ponds I fish! Early in the season the perch stay active even in the colder waters! Fun little fish!
mpemt24 there alot of places you don't need a boat.On lake Hopatcong there are dozens and dozens of coves,small and large that hold lots of fish. a great place to start would be fishing Bradys bridge.I catch lots of crappie there. also have caught Hybrids, pickerel, Walleye. Its a good spot if you dont have a boat.
Drag, I went and checked it out yesterday and the perch arent running just yet.maybe by Saturday they might be its supposed to be pretty warm the next few days so by saturday they might be moving up. let me see what I have going on at home. I might grab the step sons and meet you there.Do you know where Chabons is?
Do you know where Dowds is? its next to the Jefferson house. we could meet there at say 7:00. I ususlly catch them on fatheads,worms,and a small jig called a Rufus JR.Absoulutly bring your nephew he will have a ball if the perch are running. What I will do is check Thursday and Friday to see if they started and let you know if its worth it or not.