• Ice Fishing in 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 that outfits and leads sporting trips throughout Upstate New York.

UGS specializes in outfitting and guiding the following pursuits;

With over 15 years of professional guiding in Central New York,  the Eastern Finger Lakes  and the Adirondack/North Country  regions of Upstate New York, UGS provides an experienced guide service for people of all skill levels.

Waterfowl season is here and ice fishing is not too far away! With expert on-the-water instruction UGS guides can provide exciting wingshooting trips for ducks as well as comfortable and successful ice fishing trips for families and small groups!

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

Thanks for visiting and have a safe and succesful late Autumn / early Winter season!



Autumn Dry Fly Fishing

On a tailwater river I fish often the consistent and large hatches decline in early July. By mid August there are just a few reliable species of mayflies hatching each day. As the month progresses these hatches become unreliable and can disappear. The flies tied to replicate these mayflies are

Summer Smallmouth

As a light tackle angler on the lakes of Upstate New York I do not chase fish with mechanical down riggers. While trolling with down riggers is one of the most effective techniques for trout and salmon on the the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario and the large salmonid lakes of

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