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Safe, Enjoyable, and Successful Angling and Hunting Trips In Upstate New York for Beginner to Expert.

Serving the Finger Lake, Central New York, North Country, Adirondack and Catskill Regions.

Upstate Guide Service is a licensed and insured professional full-time guide service that outfits and leads trips throughout the year. 

From the clear and cold waters of the Finger Lakes to the expansive and magnificent St. Lawrence River.

From the remote Adirondack wilderness to  the storied trout rivers of the Catskills mountains.

The beautiful scenery, local hospitality and quality fishing and hunting opportunities of Upstate New York combine to create remarkable and memorable sporting trips. 

UGS specializes in outfitting and guiding the following pursuits;

With over 15 years of licensed guiding in Upstate New York, UGS provides an expert guide service for people of all skill levels.

Make the most of your valuable vacation time with an experienced local guide service.

Thanks for visiting and have a safe and successful Spring season!



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An Adirondack Fishing Trip — Part Two

With the rough parameters of John’s wilderness fishing trip defined, and dates in early May selected, I began to think about the many trip options. With over six and a half million acres of rugged forest, containing thousands of ponds, lakes and flows, the Adirondack Park is a big place

An Adirondack Wilderness Trout Fishing Trip — Part 1

In the late Autumn of 2019, sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I received a phone call from a gentleman named John from Washington, DC. We had a long conversation that included many topics. Most important to John was my ability to flesh-out, over the phone, why he should hire me

No Excuse

Winters transition into Spring here in Upstate New York can be dreary. The landscape is brown and the sky is often grey. The leaves have not popped and the grass struggles to turn green. The whole countryside looks like it has not woken from a long and deep snow covered

How To Catch More Fish In Pressured Ice Fishing Environments

In January of this year four guys from Lancaster Pennsylvania met me early in the morning at a boat launch on a frozen bay of the St. Lawrence River.  The ambient air temperature was around 10 degrees and there was an eight to 12  mile per hour west wind, creating