KDC Stew Lant Lake Hopatcong Challenge Results
Held June 25th and 26th

First place with 15 points - Eddie Mackin $310

Second place with 12 points - Hunter Good $186

Third Place with 8 points - Lou Marcucci $124

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 - Lou Marcucci - 7lb 9oz Striper
Walleye - Robert Smith - 5lb 5oz Walleye
Largemouth Bass - Eddie Mackin - 3lb 13oz Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass - Hunter Good - 3lb 4oz Smallmouth Bass

Congratulations to all the winners!
And thanks go out to the 31 entrees in the contest!

Points Totals:
Eddie Mackin - 15pts
Hunter Good - 12pts
Lou Marcucci - 8pts
Robert Smith - 8pts
Ed Bielawski - 3pts
Mike Behre - 2pts
Paul Avenius - 2pts

    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.


The Stew Lant Lake Hopatcong Challenge Board

JUNE 25 and 26th 2011


Species 1st Place 5pts 2nd Place 3pts 3rd Place2pts


Striper Lou Marcucci Ed Mackin Hunter Good

7lb 9oz 6lb 13oz 6lb 5oz


Trout none weighed



LM Bass Ed Mackin Robert Smith Paul Avenius

3lb 13oz 2lb 13oz 2lb 7oz


SM Bass Hunter Good Ed Mackin Mike Behre

3lb 4oz 3lb 1oz 2lb 12oz


Pickerel Hunter Good Lou Marcucci Ed Mackin

2lb 1oz 1lb 14oz 1lb 12oz


Walleye Robert Smith Ed Bielawski Ed Mackin

5lb 5oz 4lb 11oz 4lb 0oz


Channel Cat none weighed