Lake Hopatcong Fishing in NJ

New Jersey’s premier guide service and the largest freshwater fishing service of its kind in NJ and the surrounding region. 

Owner of the Lake Hopatcong Record for Hybrid Striped Bass - a 12 lbs 4 oz behemoth caught by LHGS guide Kevin Cool in 2022.

Now offering Guided Fly Fishing Trips on the top trout streams in NJ, Weekly Open Boat Trips on Lake Hopatcong, and Youth Fishing Camps.

Led by full-time guide and founder, Aaron Graybill, LHGS now has a large fleet of boats and a team of hand-picked, well-respected fishermen that are widely considered to be the top anglers on Lake Hopatcong and the Northern NJ region.


This is the ultimate experience for a guided freshwater fishing trip in New Jersey. You will enjoy a day of fishing on New Jersey’s largest lake with the guys that know it best - Aaron Graybill, Eddie Mackin, and Kevin Cool. Our fleet of Deep-V fishing boats ensure a stable and comfortable day on the water for all of our guests. The countless hours that our guys put in on the water and constant teamwork/knowledge sharing allows us to find and dial-in on the best bites the lake has to offer each outing.  Simply put, this is the best guided freshwater fishing experience that you will find anywhere in New Jersey.


This is an awesome new way for larger groups to enjoy a privately guided fishing trip on Lake Hopatcong! You will fish with a member of our team of guides aboard one of our customized fishing pontoon boats. These big, wide boats are perfect for all anglers both young and old. This trip option came from our desire to encourage our guests to bring their entire family along, invite a second family, bring together large groups of friends, accommodate anglers that are limited physically, host fishing birthday parties, bachelor parties, corporate events, and a variety of other occasions. Great for anglers of all ages and skill levels.


Similar to “head boat/party boat” trips that are so popular in saltwater, these are open boat trips on Lake Hopatcong. There are 8 spots available each outing and you must reserve your spot in advance. Groups will fish aboard one of our customized fishing pontoon boats and all trips will be led by a LHGS guide. Our goal for these trips is to offer an alternative, more cost effective opportunity to booking a private charter. And our hope is to create a community of new friends and fishing buddies that will continue to fish with us for years to come.


Fly fishing on New Jersey's top trout streams with our elite fly expert, Matt Califano. Whether you are just starting out or have been fly fishing for years, Matt's knowledge, knack for teaching, and ability to put anglers on fish will result in a fun, educational, and productive day on the water.You will wade through the pristine waters of northern NJ using Matt’s hand tied flies in pursuit of Rainbow, Brown, and Brook Trout. 


We are very proud to be offering Youth Summer Fishing Camps beginning in 2023! We are passionate about spreading our knowledge and love of fishing to everyone and this is our way of trying to positvely impact the next generation of anglers! These are week-long, four hour camps run in collaboration with the Roxbury Twp Recreation Department. Young anglers will learn from and fish alongside LHGS guides from the banks of Horseshoe Lake - a stocked lake located on-site at the Roxbury Twp Rec complex. Camp goers will receive on water training on both conventional and fly fishing techniques.

Lake Hopatcong Fishing in NJ