Lake Hopatcong Fishing in NJ

Open Boat Trips


Every Monday and Thursday evening from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. 

Trips depart from Lakeview Marina (2 S Beach Rd - Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849)

These are open boat, head boat-style trips on Lake Hopatcong – similar to the saltwater “head boat/party boat” trips that are so popular in NJ. Guests will fish aboard one of our customized fishing pontoon boats, all of which are equipped with fish finders and rod holders. All trips will be captained  by a LHGS guide. 8 slots are available per trip and advanced registration is required. A minimum of 3 guests are required for the boat to leave the dock - anyone already registered will receive notice one day prior to departure if the trip will not be going out due to lack of reservations

What to Expect: Unlike our privately guided trips, customers on our open boat trips are responsible for all their own fishing-related tasks (knots, baiting hooks, removing fish, etc.). We are there to help when necessary, but your captain's primary responsibilities are leaving the dock promptly at 5:00 pm, proper boat control and putting the group on fish, providing a safe and enjoyable outing, and returning back to the dock promptly at 9:00 pm.

What to Bring/What is Provided:

Booking: Reserve your spot via the "Book Now" feature on our website or clicking here.

Cost: $80 x person

Rules and Instructions

What to Bring:

Alcohol Policy: No glass bottles or hard alcohol are permitted onboard. Canned beverages in moderation are fine.

Keeping Your Catch: Catch and release is highly encouraged. If you plan to keep some fish for the dinner table, please be advised that we offer NO fish cleaning services and your fish cannot be filleted on site at the marina/dock. 

Arrival: Guests are asked to arrive no earlier than 4:40 pm for our 5:00 pm departure. No fishing at the marina.

Exiting: Guests are asked to clean up their fishing area and pack their gear on the way back to the dock at the end of the trip. Due to our location in a residential area, all guests MUST keep noise to a minimum and exit promptly upon return. No fishing at the marina.