Captain Mike Crawford

  (19 years experience)

Upstate Guide Service


Auburn, NY

Master GuideTechnical FishingFly FishingGood with New AnglersGood with FamiliesGood with KidsFreshwater FishingBass Fishing
FliesFly LinesLeader TippetLive BaitLuresReelsWadersRods

Upstate Guide Service (UGS) is a full-time, licensed, and insured professional guide service with 18 years of experience. Providing safe and successful sporting trips on the rivers and lakes of Upstate New York is our passion! As USCG Masters Licensed Captains, Mike Crawford and John Frazer have been fishing and navigating the many lakes and rivers of New York's Finger Lake, Adirondack, and North Country regions for nearly two decades.

UGS operates customized modern Lund boats with state-of-the-art electronics. Our boats are inspected annually by the New York State Parks Marine Division. Our boats can accmodate up to 4 people comfortably. All fishing equipment fishing is provided. Upstate Guide Service works hard to exceed the expectations of each of our guests every time out on the water. Your safety, comfort, and enjoyment is the most important aspect of every trip we do!

As a veteran backcountry guide, and expert fly fishing instructor, Mike Crawford also offers remote fly fishing float trips by canoe in the Northern Catskill and Adirondack Parks. These trips are designed for both beginner and experienced and offer the opportunity for high quality fly fishing for trophy wild trout. The scenery and landscapes are spectacular! UGS guides attend to all the details and can provided multiple day trips with all meals and equipment included.

A variety of guided trips are provided. UGS can tailor any trip to meet your goals and expectations. Trout, Salmon, Bass, Panfish, Northern Pike, Tiger Musky, all these species and more are available for light tackle or fly rod angling. As patient instructors, we teach you techniques that you can take home with you to increase your level of skill. When you fish with us the rod is in your hand...Not a rod holder!

Anglers form all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome. Teaching fishing to kids and families is our specialty and providing challenging and technical trophy fishing opportunities for advanced anglers is also what we do! We take great pride in our profession and always provides the best experience we can for our guests!

Enjoy a day on the beautiful waters of Upstate New York with the most experienced guide service in the region...Upstate Guide Service.

Guide Boats

Lund Impact

Capacity: 4 Guests


Light Craft- Canoe

Capacity: 1 Guests


Guide Territory


Saint Lawrence River


Oneida Lake


Cayuga Lake


Chaumont Bay