• Spring Landlocked Salmon on A Fly!

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

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

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

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

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

The beautiful scenery, local hospitality and quality fisheries 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 professional licensed guiding in Central New York,  the Finger Lakes  and the Adirondack/North Country  regions of Upstate New York…UGS provides an experienced guide service for people of all skill levels.

Spring is almost here! 

Make the most of your valuable vacation time with an experienced professional…Upstate Guide Service.

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



Night Bite By Lantern Light

The Black Crappie is more than just a panfish! It is an elusive and handsome member of the bass family… It’s a fish that I get excited about when the ice is on the lakes. In Central New York healthy populations of Black Crappie can be found in many of

Ice Fishing In The Adirondacks

With temperatures falling well below zero in the Adirondacks over the course of the last several weeks…Ice fishing season is here! Many of the big lakes and all of the small ponds throughout the six and a half million acre park are frozen over with five to seven inches of

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