KDC Stew Lant Lake Hopatcong Challenge Results
Held June 27th and 28th

First place with 11 points - Eddie Mackin $460

Second place with 10 points - Lou Marcucci $276

Third Place with 8 points - Jason Cummings $184

Rod & reel combo's donated by Ramsey Outdoor went to the anglers with the largest fish of each species, one rod per angler. If a contestant places first in more than one category they will receive the Rod and Reel Combo for their heaviest fish and the second place contestants will receive the Rod and Reel Combo in the other categories.

Rod & Reel Winners:

Striper - Jason Cummings
Trout - Lou Marcucci
Largemouth Bass - Peter Rathjens
Smallmouth Bass - Ed Mackin
Pickerel - Michael Behre
Walleye - Jeff Good

Congratulations to all the winners!
And thanks go out to the 46 entrees in the contest!


    In memory of one of the Knee Deep Club's most honored Presidents, Stewart Lant, the club organized the first Stewart Lant Lake Hopatcong Challenge in 1999. Stewart G. Lant was a life-member, past president for six years and board member of the Knee Deep Club of Lake Hopatcong. He was honored in 1996 as Mr. Knee Deep. After his retirement, he worked at the Ramsey Outdoor Store in Ledgewood for 10 Years in the fishing department.