• 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;

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 anglers and expert instruction for beginners.

Make the most of your valuable vacation time with the most experienced local guides in the region!

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



The Dawn of a New Season

Spring is a season anglers and non-anglers alike look forward to.  For the angling community, many of us look forward to the trout opener, which for us in New York was April 1st.  Some look to pre-spawn bass.  Others look to the Common Carp, myself included as they are terrific

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