The year 2021 marks the 18th season of professional licensed guiding for Upstate Guide Service!

Upstate Guide Service continues to set the standard in professional guiding by providing the highest quality experience we can for our guests… Every time out. 

Exceeding the expectations of our guests with a safe, enjoyable and successful trip is always the goal. 


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, trophy trout and salmon tributary fishing, ice fishing and waterfowling is our expertise. 

UGS Inc. 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 comfortable, memorable and successful outdoor experiences for our guests.

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

Wilderness First Responder Certification

NYS Parks Joint Pilot/Engineer License

NYS Inspected Vessel

American Red Cross Emergency Care / CPR / AED Certification 

Fishing on the lakes is aboard a brand new 2021 Lund Impact. This  professional series fishing boat inspected annually by the New York State Office of Parks & Recreation Marine Division. The Greyghost 3 is outfitted with the latest in modern electronics. It is a stealth, responsive, versatile and reliable modern fishing machine. 

On every trip, in each situation and environment, the comfort and safety of UGS guests is always the most important aspect of the day. 

The Greyghost 3

   All trips require a deposit via Venmo of $150 to reserve a date.

Upstate Guide Service Venmo handle is;


A date is not considered on the calendar until deposit is received.

The deposit is refunded in full if guide cancels trip. 

Rates vary depending upon location and duration. 

Balance of guide fee is required in full at conclusion of each days trip. Cash or Venmo.

Cancellation due to inclement weather is at guides discretion. Rescheduling a trip is always an option.

Please call or email anytime for more detailed information.