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Fishing

Kids’ Fishing Derby – Saturday, July 9 – 8 am to 1 pm

On Saturday, July 9 the annual Kids’ Fishing Derby will be held on the dam on Lake 4 along Cherry Ridge Road from 8 am to 1 pm. Awards are given for the largest bass, muskie, walleye, and panfish caught. Registration begins at the dam at 8 am, and weigh-ins are held throughout the day. […]

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CANCELED: Ice Fishing Derby – Saturday, February 13

Feb. 11 Update: due to open water this week and extremely variable ice conditions, the Ice Fishing Derby for Saturday has been canceled. Check back frequently to learn whether the Fishing committee volunteers plan to reschedule this event.

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Ice Fishing Derby – Saturday, February 13

Depending on ice conditions, the 22nd Annual Highland Lakes Ice Fishing Derby will take place from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday, February 13, on the Main Lake. Awards will be given for the largest bass, muskie, walleye, and panfish (perch, sunny, crappie). Registration and weigh-in will take place at the Highland Lakes Clubhouse […]

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Ice Fishing Derby – Saturday, Feb. 7

The 21st Annual Highland Lakes Ice Fishing Derby will take place from 8 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, February 7, on the Main Lake. Awards will be given for the largest bass, muskie, walleye, and panfish (perch, sunny, crappie). Pickerel are excluded from the contest this year, please release if caught. Registration and weigh-in will […]

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Ice Fishing Derby Sat. Feb 15 – Canceled

The February 15th Ice Fishing Derby has been canceled due to the 2 foot+ depth of snow on the lakes, making it exceptionally difficult to walk and to render assistance if necessary. The Fishing committee will try to reschedule if possible. Announcements of a new date (if any) will be made here.

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Ice Fishing Derby – Saturday, Feb. 15 – 8 am

The 20th Annual Highland Lakes Ice Fishing Derby will take place from 8 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, February 15 on the Main Lake. Awards will be given for the largest Bass, Muskie, Walleye, and Panfish (Perch, Sunny, Crappie). Pickerel are excluded from the contest this year. Registration and weigh-in will take place at […]

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Walleye and Bait Fish Stocked

Tuesday morning October 29th was a little chilly but the perfect day for members of the HLCC Fish Committee to accept delivery of fish for stocking in our lakes. Mike Zetts from Zetts Fish Hatchery arrived on schedule after a last minute confirmation of our order and were met by committee volunteers at the clubhouse. […]

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Ice Fishing Derby – Saturday, Feb. 16 – 8 am

Updated February 14: The Nineteenth Annual Highland Lakes Ice Fishing Derby will take place from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 16 on the Main Lake. Awards will be given for the largest Bass, Muskie, Walleye, and Panfish (Perch, Sunny, Crappie). Pickerel are excluded from the contest this year. Registration and weigh-in will […]

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Enjoy the Lake in Winter … Carefully

As the weather gets colder, we can look forward to enjoying the lakes in another season. There’s a lot of fun ahead as the temperature drops for all of our lake members – skating, ice boating, and ice fishing. However, it’s important to make sure that you approach the ice cautiously; you can’t always tell […]

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Channel catfish and walleye stocked

Cooler water temperatures combined with a fish hatchery’s timetable for pond drainage make late fall the ideal time to stock fish. This year’s fish stocking fell right between Hurricane “Sandy” and the fast-approaching “Nor’easter”. In an attempt to get fish safely delivered before the storm, Mike Zetts of Zett’s Fish Farms arrived late Tuesday afternoon, […]

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Report on Recent Fish Kill Received

Allied Biological has received a report from the lab of the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife that indicated a common bacteria known as Aeromonas hydrophila was the cause of the recent fish kill in the Main Lake and Lake 5 in mid-May. The bacteria is normally present in surface waters and in fish […]

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Guest Speaker at June 14 Ecology Committee

Bob Reffelt, chair of the Ecology Committee, encourages all interested HLCC members to attend the committee’s meeting Thursday June 14th. “We are delighted to have a guest speaker, Sandra Levigne, from Allied Biological who will give a presentation about floating islands (a novel approach for removing nutrients from lakes thereby reducing the need for chemical […]

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