• Ice Fishing in New York

Providing safe, enjoyable and successful angling and hunting trips for beginner and 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 Catskills 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 successful winter season!

Hardwater Is Here

A wide variety of lakes provide an assortment of species for the ice angler to target here in Upstate New York. Avid ice anglers have their favorite fish they pursue during the ice season. What species or lake I choose to fish depends upon several factors, but during the short ice

Learn To Hunt Whitetail Deer

  With the busiest open-water season I have ever had behind me, I now look forward to hunting season. Whitetail hunting was something I took interest in and became fascinated with as a teenager. After 35 years of hunting whitetails, and 17 years as a licensed guide, I have decided to

Presentation Of The Fly

Fly Fishing, I was once told by a veteran fly shop owner, is the most written about outdoor sporting topic in the world. There has been and continues to be volumes written and published about the sport, both technical and philosophical in nature. Presentation of the fly is a common

About Guiding

Since as long as I can remember I have always wanted to guide or lead people in search of fish. Mostly trout. The early seeds of which were planted in me by my father who brought me along to the trout rivers and streams each spring when I was a