When we found out we would not be granted a permit for Lake Hopatcong, we looked at other locations nearby, most of which unfortunately turned out to be reservoirs used for drinking water. After much research, our next best option seemed to be Candlewood Lake in Connecticut. We even alluded to this on our Facebook group page.
Another choice was the Delaware River, and others suggested the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania, but neither was the right choice. The former being tidal and having a reputation as a mediocre fishery; the latter being too far out of the region in which we want to host these events (for the time being).
We had all but committed to Candlewood when someone suggested a large reservoir in northeastern Pennsylvania. Lake Wallenpaupack.
After some research, we decided this was a better option, as it would allow us to keep an event down in that part of the region rather than holding it on Candlewood over two hours to the north.
Danny Fontaine and Brian Thomas of Central Jersey Kayak Bass Fishing Club went to work securing a permit, which was just approved, so it’s official: our July 17 event will be held on Lake Wallenpaupack in northeastern Pennsylvania!
Check out the event page for more details.