• Ice Fishing in New York

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.

As local experts, UGS licensed guides specialize in outfitting and guiding the following pursuits;

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

Call or email to purchase an Upstate Guide Service Gift Certificate and give the gift of a fully outfitted and expertly guided day of ice fishing. Families and small groups welcome.

Have a safe and exciting Winter season!

Thanks and Regards,


Big Mean Fall Brown Trout

The transition from summer to fall brings changes.  Some are welcome, while others are not.  Leaves change, air temperatures drop, and daylight dwindles.  Salmon swim frantically upstream to pass on their lineage.  Waterfowl start swinging south and deer lock and rattle antlers. One frequently overlooked change in fall is the

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