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 Catskill 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 enjoyable Summer season!



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The Adirondack Summer

One of the oldest and most vibrant memories I have is from when I was about five years old. I am being dragged by my teenage brother in a Philadelphia Flyer wagon, at an excessive speed, over a bumpy Macadam road at Eigth Lake State Campground. The road turned into a

An Adirondack Wilderness Trout Fishing Trip — Dams and Jams — The Final Chapter

  The river was a winding, narrow, beautiful vein of water that lead through a massive conifer wilderness far removed from any signs of civilization. The sense of solitude was intense. Brook trout rose in front of us as we paddled, and darted to the safety of giant log jams and

An Adirondack Wilderness Trout Fishing Trip — Part Four

The itinerary of our trip was provided to not only Butch, but also to each of our spouses. A detailed timeline, map of our route, and GPS coordinates of the put-in, take-out, and each nights campsite, was provided for safety purposes. The wilderness is a safe place. But to enter

An Adirondack Wilderness Trout Fishing Trip — Part Three

The ultra-light spinning outfits were gone. We backtracked, scanned the roadside, but were unable to recover the rods. Without dwelling on my mishap, too much, we turned the truck around and headed north. Losing two rods before we get to the river is not a great way to start a