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Providing safe, enjoyable and successful angling and waterfowling adventures

Serving The Eastern Finger Lake, Central New York and Adirondack Regions Since 2003.

Upstate Guide Service Inc. is a licensed and insured professional guide service providing safe, enjoyable and successful sporting trips for beginner and expert.

UGS specializes in fly fishing, light tackle lake fishing, ice fishing and waterfowling. 

With personable hands-on instruction and effective techniques UGS licensed guides work hard to exceed the expectations of our guests.

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Have a safe and exciting Winter Season!



Ice Fishing — Part 1 — Early Ice

Each winter the arrival of safe ice on local lakes is something keenly anticipated by many. As deer season comes to an end and the Holidays arrive, hardcore hard water anglers can be found preparing gear, watching the thermometer and soliciting reports of safe ice from fellow anglers. For those

Technical Fly Fishing — “Threading The Needle”

In Leon Chandlers’ boyhood he fished the same waters that I do today. I imagine him a teen with a fly rod in his hand roll casting a hand-tied callibaetis at dimpling browns. He was most likely fishing a nightcrawler at that age. The reason I fly fish the boyhood home

Finesse Fishing Summertime Smallmouth

When the water warms and the trout retreat to the thermocline and below, I turn the attention of my guide service to smallmouth bass. Many of the Finger Lakes, Oneida Lake, the St. Lawrence

Big Spring Lakers

May was the month for Lake Trout for Upstate Guide Service. This blog showcases a few pics of some of the finer specimens brought to net and released on board The Grey Ghost 2 this past month. All fish were caught on medium fast action spinning rods and 10# test