Walking On Water – Guiding Ice Anglers to Shore As Storm Approaches.

UGS Inc. welcomes beginners and advanced outdoor enthusiasts from any background or skill level. Personalized hands-on instruction on fly fishing, light tackle lake fishing, ice fishing and waterfowling is our expertise. UGS is an outdoor guide service committed to quality and professionalism that shows an obvious respect for the unique environments of Upstate New York.

A combination of experience, education, proper planning, quality equipment and hard work is the recipe we use to create memorable and successful outdoor experiences for our guests.

Upstate Guide Service Inc. is a full-time licensed and insured professional outdoor guide service. Current state and federal licenses required to captain a public vessel and operate a licensed guide service in New York State are maintained as well as personal safety certifications.

  • USCG Masters License
  • NYSDEC Guides License
  • NYS Parks Joint Pilot/Engineer License
  • NYS Inspected Vessel
  • American Red Cross Emergency Care / CPR / AED Certification 

All equipment is provided with the exception of personal effects. Fishing on the lakes is aboard a Lund Pro Fishing Boat set up with the latest electronics and safety equipment and inspected annually by the New York State Office of Parks &  Recreation Marine Division.

At all times the safety and comfort of each guest is most important. Sound decision making, preparation, planning and dependable equipment is incorporated into each and every Upstate Guide Service trip to avoid surprises.     


The Grey Ghost 2

All lake fishing is on-board the Grey Ghost 2, an 18 foot Lund Pro  fishing boat. The Grey Ghost 2 is outfitted with the latest in modern electronics and is a stealth, responsive, versatile and reliable fishing machine. It is a very efficient craft for catching fish on the lakes throughout the region.

Rates vary depending upon size of group, location and duration.

Payment is to be made in full at conclusion of each days trip. 

Cancellation due to inclement weather is at guides discretion.

Please call or email anytime for more detailed information.