Upstate Guide Service – St. Lawrence River

Upstate Guide Service is a licensed, professional, insured, full-time guide service providing safe, enjoyable, and successful fly fishing and light tackle angling trips in the Finger Lake, Central New York, and North Country regions of Upstate New York since 2003.

Guests of any skill level are welcome to join Captain Mike onboard a brand new 2021 Lund Impact for a day of light tackle fishing.

With 18 years of licensed guiding experience on the rivers and lakes of Upstate New York, Upstate Guide Service provides a safe, enjoyable, and successful trip every time out!

The 2021 Lund Impact is a state-of-the-art fishing machine ideally suited for the many lakes and navigable rivers of Upstate New York.

Outfitted with the latest in modern electronics and piloted by an expert guide with fine-tuned tackle and effective techniques!

Local, licensed, experienced, personable guides with quality dependable equipment = a quality trip every time out!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    With 18 years experience guiding light tackle anglers on the bays and shoals of the mighty St. Lawrence River, Upstate Guide Service, can provide you with an exciting and successful fishing trip! Trophy smallmouth bass, northern pike, and largemouth bass are the three key species we fish, but common carp, freshwater drum, and musky also show up from time to time! Please visit www.upstateguideservice,com for more detailed information!
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About the Captain

Mike Crawford
Alexandria Bay, New York, United States
ID & License verified
7 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2018
Upstate Guide Service is a licensed, insured, and professional guide service that has been providing safe and enjoyable angling trips in the Adirondacks for 18 years. Captain Mike has 30 years of experience fishing and waterfowl hunting the waters of Upstate New York. Make the most of your valuable vacation time with a professional and experienced full-time guide service!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Pike (Northern) Northern Pike

Boat specs

Lund (Performance fishing) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 115HP Mercury 115 Four Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Ice Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Bank Transfer

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photo by reviewers (1)
Summer smallmouth with Upstate Guide Service
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Andrew S.
Penn Yan, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip.

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on September 17, 2022
Great day.  Great guide.  Great with my grandchildren.  I have been fishing for 40 years and I learned some things today. ...
Andrew S. recommends Upstate Guide Service – St. Lawrence River
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Neval O.
Rockaway, NJ
Excellent
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 3, 2021
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Jerry G.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 25, 2022
The charter operator canceled 87 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting.
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FAQs about Upstate Guide Service – St. Lawrence River

Upstate Guide Service – St. Lawrence River offers the following trip to customers:
  • $500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Upstate Guide Service – St. Lawrence River, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Upstate Guide Service – St. Lawrence River include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Upstate Guide Service – St. Lawrence River offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Upstate Guide Service – St. Lawrence River offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Ice Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Upstate Guide Service – St. Lawrence River include:
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Pike (Northern)