• Guided Fishing New York

Providing safe, enjoyable and successful angling and waterfowling trips for beginner and expert.

Serving The Eastern Finger Lakes, Central New York, Adirondack and North Country Regions of Upstate New York.

Upstate Guide Service Inc. is a licensed and insured professional guide service specializing in outfitting and guiding the following pursuits;

With over 15 years of licensed guiding in Central New York,  Eastern Finger Lakes  and the Adirondack regions of Upstate New York, UGS offers excellent light tackle fishing trips for anglers of all skill  levels.

Great smallmouth bass fishing is available on the lakes all summer long!

Learn effective fly fishing and light tackle spin fishing techniques with instruction from personable and professional guides.

UGS offers challenging fly fishing opportunities for advanced fly casters and expert on-the-water fly fishing instruction for beginners!

With 15 years of guiding Skaneateles Lake, UGS is the most experienced and professional guide service on the lake!

Make the most of your valuable vacation time with a professional guide service!

Thanks for visiting and have a safe and exciting Summer season! 



Winters Grip Weakens

  Longer days and strengthening sunshine evaporates the snow on the hillsides and warms the rocks along the lakeshore. The lake ice, built thick in layers from the winter weeks of bitter cold, separates from the shoreline more each day. Most of the ice anglers have put their sleds in the rafters and hung their pack

Ice Fishing Safety

There exists no fish worth risking ones life for. It is assumed by many that anytime an angler walks on to a frozen lake that he or she is risking their life. That is not true. Lakes, ponds and bays covered with five or more inches of uniform ice are safe

The Gear Guru? Not-So-Much.

The business of hunting and fishing equipment has morphed into a “big box” experience run buy corporations. While 25 years ago, the local sporting goods store or hardware store had a limited supply and selection, most of the stuff on the shelves was reliable. Made in the USA. Today… Not-so-much. The corporate buy-out of

Early Summer on The Creek

Each year, peaking in the early summer, I enjoy nothing so much as fly fishing on small streams for wild trout. It is, in fact, the most enjoyable form of angling. Within five minutes drive of my cabin is ten miles of catch-and-release trout stream that is loaded with wild