Eastern View Outfitters is located in Plattsburgh, New York on the famous Lake Champlain, home to some of the best Fishing in New York State and the Northeast region! Lake Champlain is an exceptionally diverse lake with opportunities to pursue a variety of Warm water species and Cold water species of fish. Lake Champlain is a world class fishery!! Boasting huge populations of smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, chain pickerel, hybrid pike/pickerel, lake trout, brown trout, steelhead and landlocked atlantic salmon. This lake truly is a magical place! Whether you are a die hard angler or just starting out we can tailor your Lake Champlain charter to suit your needs!

We hold our repeat clientele for good reason… Here’s why!  We have maintained from the beginning a “hard work pays off’” mentality! Owner–Bryce Collins is a Licensed & Insured United States Coast Guard Charter Captain and a New York State Guide #4457 who has 20 years personal experience fishing Lake Champlain and its Tributaries.

Eastern View Outfitters LLC also boasts 5 Vessel Fleet with over 100 years combined experience!! Captain Bryce Collins and 4 affiliate vessels with USCG Licensed charter captains at the helm. All 5 vessels working as a team for one common goal… to provide our guests with exceptional Lake Champlain fishing experiences!! 5 boats out on the water means more information and this allows our fleet to adapt quickly to various conditions to stay on the fish!! We can also accommodate large parties of anglers up to 15 persons with the use of 5 vessels. Please plan well in advance on multi boat trips.

Whether you’re after a casting trip, a trolling trip or jigging trip…. We have the means to make it a safe, successful and enjoyable trip!

Check out a short clip featured below of a typical day fishing Lake Champlain during the Summer months jigging huge Lake Trout with Captain Bryce Collins! Be sure to click 1080p to view in HD under settings icon on the bottom right corner of the video. This can be you… Call us to at 518-569-5770 to reserve your trip!

“Great day of fishing caught 29 big Lake Trout in 6 hours! Captain Bryce had the tools and knowledge to get us on the fish and get them in the boat, and we had a great time while doing it. I highly recommend Captain Bryce and EVO and we will definitely be back soon for another great fishing trip!”

Parker Bolt, Texas

“The best fishing charter on Lake Champlain bar none, and I’ve been on most if not all. Bryce was on the ball to keep us catching fish. My kids and I had a blast! If you are looking for an inexpensive day of family fun, & you love fishing… Eastern View Outfitters is the way to go!!!! We have fished numerous times with EVO and Capt Bryce. We landed the fish of a lifetime for Lake Champlain– A Lake Trout over 20lbs measuring over 38 inches!! ”

Corey Charles, Vermont

“Great fish, knowledgeable Guide and a really fun Trip!! My two sons ages 15 & 13 and I met Captain Bryce at 5:30am in the morning for 6 hrs of fishing for bass and pike. We were NOT disappointed! Bryce warned us that it might be a little slow but we caught a bunch of good bass and three HUGE pike! Both boys netted personal bests. The boat and gear were top-notch and Bryce clearly knows the lake and the fish. I highly recommend a trip with him!”

Tim Leamon, Vermont

“A Dream Come True! My daughters have been asking for years to go fishing. As a disabled, single mother I tried taking them to area lakes, rivers and the bay and it was always an abysmal failure. This year while vacationing in Vermont I decided to look into options for fishing and found Capt. Bryce. The reviews made me choose him above the others and they were not wrong. He walked me through the process and provided all we needed for a fun filled, very successful day. He was patient with my daughters and instilled such confidence in them that in no time flat they were catching and reeling in huge trout. My older daughter refused to handle the fish and he never pressured her. He offered to hold the fish up for her so I could take a picture. Capt. Bryce is the perfect blend of fun and easy going yet professional and safety oriented. I’m looking forward to next year when we will be looking for another wonderful experience. Thanks Capt. Bryce for fulfilling my daughters dream of catching fish!”

Susan , New Jersey

Lake Champlain Fishing Charter

Welcome Aboard! Our guests can expect to fish from a beautiful fully equipped & sea worthy vessels in the 19-22 foot range!! The highlight to our fleet is Captain Bryce Collins’ 2022, 22 foot Nitro ZV21 Pro–A Multi-species vessel. This is a dry riding boat built to fish the Big water and skinny waters of Lake Champlain. The Nitro ZV is equipped with a reliable and quiet 400 HP Mercury outboard motor. All vessels are equipped with top of the line electronics and GPS to keep you on the fish!

Guests will meet the Charter Captain at the pre-determined boat launch best suited for the days trip… All trips utilize a boat launch on Lake Champlain no more than 25 minute drive from Plattsburgh, NY. We can also pick up in Vermont if this is best for our guests and the Captain. Once at the launch they will meet the Captain and go over our safety and fishing the strategy for the day. Our Captain’s will gladly answer questions and provide assistance with fishing techniques, netting fish, hook removal and even holding fish for pictures if needed.

We offer a full line of Quality gear and tackle needed to be successful on your trip! No junk! All rods, tackle and fishing equipment is provided to each angler aboard and is included in the charter price. We offer 4, 6, and 8 hour Fishing Charters opportunities on Lake Champlain to accommodate a variety of needs our guests have. 

We have a 4 person maximum on fishing charters for safety reasons when casting aboard the vessel and to have each person on board catching more fish! Fishing Charters on Lake Champlain are offered from April into November to accommodate a variety of clients targeting different species. We recommend you call in advance to schedule the best time for the style of trip you want. For example trolling for Salmon in the middle of Summer can be slow…. But the Lake Trout jigging can be exceptional!! Ask for what trip is best for the time period you will be fishing when you call for reservations. Or plan to come fish during the timeframe that is optimal for the species you intend to target.


After the Trip

Many people choose to relax and rest up for the following days adventure by seeing some of the areas scenic destinations like Ausable Chasm. If you enjoy tasting local Craft Beers and Wines.

Check out Ausable Brewing Co, Valcour Brewing Company, The Oval Brewery and Plattsburgh Brewing Co located right in the same building as the Comfort Inn lodging. If Wine and Ciders are your thing– definitely check out Elf’s Farm Winery & Ciderhouse and Vesco Ridge Vineyards for a great Tasting experience. Recommended formal dining options are Anthony’s Restaurant & Bistro, Latitude 44 Bistro and for more casual Dining check out Mickey’s Restaurant and Our House Bistro. For those diehards who want to squeeze every bit of action they can into the day!

Guests can take full advantage of our Blast and cast Package, the Waterfowl and Deer hunt Package and our Fishing and Bowfishing Combo Packages! While you relax and enjoy everything the Lake Champlain Region has to offer. Our guides will be out in the afternoons until dusk scouting birds for the following days hunt. If you decide to preserve your Trophy–we have an exceptional Taxidermist who we can put you in touch with if you plan to have the work done locally.

If you’re extending your vacation, don’t miss out on the rest of the Adirondacks and Northern New York!


Comfort Inn & Suites–Plattsburgh, NY
Our guests can take advantage of our Eastern View Outfitters reduced rates of $90/Night and stay at the Comfort Inn & Suites located at 411 Route 3 Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Comfort Inn & Suites rooms are equipped with 2 Queen size beds, high speed WIFI, Microwave and Fridge. Other amenities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness center , restaurant/bar, and free parking. It is also in close proximity to most of the shopping and dinning options in the area. Just call the Comfort Inn & Suites at 518-562-2730 and mention Eastern View Outfitters & Bryce Collins to make reservations at the Corporate Rates of $90/Night.

Marine Village Cottages–Plattsburgh, NY

Beautiful Rustic cottages and lodging options directly on 16 acres of Lakefront paradise. Each cabin is equipped with 3 separate bedrooms and cook top stoves as well as utensils. Outdoor fire pit and picnic tables and a great service staff in the office make this a great place to stay while fishing with us!! Call Marine Village cottages directly by email or by phone at info@mvcottages.com or 518-563-5698 and mention Capt Bryce sent ya! The address is 82 Dickson Point Rd Plattsburgh, NY 12901. Their website is www.marinevillagecottages.com

Other Lodging Options

We have a few options from homes and cabins for rent starting at about $160-ish/night to local Inn’s and Bed & Breakfast’s that we can provide you the contact information upon request based on your needs. Some of these options can handle larger groups of up to 10 persons. Call Captain Bryce at 518-569-5770 for more information.

Our Pledge

  • We will do everything we can to make our guests successful, happy, and safe!
  • We only use modern and “Top of the line” gear
  • We take pride in consistently producing great trips
  • Our Captain’s and Guides are some of the best in the Business!
  • Our business is based on return clients! This is why our slogan is based on “Success”

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Lake Champlain Fishing Charter Rates


4 Hour Package $425
6 Hour Package $500
8 Hour Package $650

All charter prices are for 1-4 persons

Fishing Charters on Lake Champlain include:

  • Fully Guided fishing trip on Lake Champlain with a Licensed & Insured USCG Captain
  • All rods, reels, and tackle are provided. All gear is top of the line! No junk.
  • Bottled water & Powerades are on board and complimentary for all guests
  • We offer Charters from April through November for a variety of species– Call for the best times to fish for each
  • Warm water Charters target Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel & Hybrid Pike/Pickerel
  • Coldwater Charters target Atlantic Landlocked Salmon, Lake Trout, Brown Trout & Steelhead
  • Does not include New York or Vermont fishing license fees–If you are not a resident of NY or VT we recommend you ask which license is best for your trip. We have a reciprocal licensing program but some of the water a Vermont License is needed to fish there. You need a Fishing license to fish aboard our vessels.

$875 for 4 hours Fishing & 4 hours Bowfishing on Lake Champlain (Price is for Up to 4 persons)

You save $50 by booking as a combination trip!

Charters offered from April through October 

We pickup on the NY & VT side of the lake–Discuss when reserving your trip

Call for Prime time dates on the target species you are after

Combo Fishing & Bowfishing Charter Trip on Lake Champlain includes:

  • Fully Guided 4 hour Fishing charter for up to 4 Guests either in the Morning or the Afternoon
  • Fully Guided 4 hour Bowfishing trip for up to 4 Guests starting at 8 PM
  • Prices are for the 4 hour Fully Guided Bowfishing trip & the 4 hour Fishing Charter for up to 4 Guests. The price does not change if you have 1-4 persons in your group.
  • All Rods, Tackle, Bows, Arrows and gear are provided—Just show up and shoot!
  • 21 foot Tracker equipped with Custom Shooting Platform, Lights and a Generator let you to see those Monster fish that come out at night!
  • Charter Price Does not include Vermont/New York fishing license fees.
  • All persons looking to shoot multiple species must have a Vermont fishing license on board. ($22-ish/person)
  • Although not mandatory we highly recommend purchasing the short term Vermont fishing license for everyone on board regardless of the species you are after. This gives your group access to an exclusive part of Lake Champlain that is only Bowfished with a VT license.
  • Your Fishing Charters can target a variety of species–Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pickerel, Walleye, Lake Trout & Atlantic Salmon  

Lake Champlain Fishing Charters and ECO Tours are tailored to the trip our guests want! We will recommend a trip that is best for the time period of the season you are visiting but ultimately the choice is yours! We will fish for the species you want to catch and create an ECO Tour that you will enjoy most on the water. We have taken many people on the historical style ECO-Tours as well as leaf peeping & wildlife observational tours. Even Bachelorette parties with some boating & swimming while you and your friends enjoy beverages!

Lake Champlain offers a variety of species to target while fishing! You name what you want to fish for and we will put you on the fish! Some common “Target Species” are Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon,  Brown Trout, Steelhead on the Coldwater list. Lake Champlain also has an exceptional Warmwater species list and many people choose to target Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Hybrid Pike/Pickerel, Perch and Bluegills! Keep in mind certain times of the year are better to catch each species. It is best to plan and book well in advance to Charter with us. But don’t hesitate to call if we do not have any openings we have some affiliate Captains that are great fishermen and we will gladly refer you to the some of the best in the business. The last thing we want is you getting a poor trip and not wanting to return to the area… Lake Champlain is “Top Notch!”