Upstate Guide Service


Upstate Guide is the web site of licensed professional outdoor guide Mike Crawford. I offer fully outfitted and guided fly fishing, light tackle, and ice fishing trips in the Finger Lake, Central New York, and North Country regions of Upstate New York.

Every trip is tailored to each guest. From remote backcountry camps to comfortable lakeside lodges. Your own expectations define your adventure. All the equipment you need is provided.  A knowledge of when and where, combined with dependable equipment and effective techniques, insures you make the most of your valuable vacation time.

Upstate Guide Service offers full day and half day trips on Skaneateles Lake, Owasco Lake, Otisco Lake, Onondaga Lake, Oneida Lake, and The Seneca River.

Full day and multiple day trips are available throughout the Adirondack Park, The St. Lawrence River, Black Lake, and The Indian River Lakes. 

The spring of 2016 marks Upstate Guide Service’s 13th season of providing fully outfitted light tackle fishing adventures on the inland waters of Upstate New York. And while catching big fish is the goal of each trip, creating safe, enjoyable, and successful fishing experiences for my guests is most important.


Mike Crawford

Professional Fishing Guide