• Fishing Guide Syracuse
  • Fly Fishing -- Catch and Release Wild Trout.

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

Serving The Eastern Finger Lake, Central New York and Adirondack Regions of Upstate New York.

Upstate Guide Service Inc. is a licensed and insured professional guide service that has been providing sporting trips for beginner and expert since 2003.

UGS guides are local experts specializing in;

  • Stillwater Fly Fishing
  • Small Stream Fly Fishing
  • Light Tackle Lake Angling
  • Steelhead & Salmon Tributary Fishing
  • Waterfowling 
  • Ice Fishing

Make the most of your valuable vacation time with the most experienced and professional guide service in the region.

Have a safe and exciting summer season!



Modern Nymphing and Competitive Fly Fishing… OH MY!

I like catching fish, all fish.  I prefer big fish, but I absolutely do not discriminate against the dinkers or little fish.  I like wild, colorful trout and I like ugly fish.  Sometimes, the ugly fish pull the hardest.  The ugliness of a fish is highly subjective I understand, but

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

A Change of Pace

Spring trout fishing around Central New York continues to be very good.  Temperatures have been holding pretty stable on most streams, hovering and swaying somewhere in high 50’s to low 60’s.  Water flows are a little on the low side, but not bad.  Bug activity and hatches increase on a

Spring Slow To Heat Up, But Small Stream Fishing Is Not

  We all know that Spring, here in Upstate New York, can be a little bit, or a lot of bit, slow to arrive from year to year.  Well… This year has been one of those years.  While we’re hopeful for the start of Spring with seasonably warmer temperatures arriving