Light Tackle Lake Fishing: Guests will meet me at the dock in the morning and we will embark on the lake on board a Lund Pro V state-of-the-art fishing boat. All equipment is provided. We will drift and cast for trout and bass with fine tuned spinning rods or fly rod, whichever technique you prefer. The scenery is stunning with magnificent natural landscapes of forested hillsides and beautiful lakeshore features. Anglers will fish through the morning hours and into the early afternoon while learning angling techniques. While catch-and-release fishing is what I practice in my boat, anglers are welcome to harvest some fish of select species to eat. I will fillet the fish boneless for you to take home if you wish. These trips are a great way to enjoy Skaneateles Lake. As your host I will share with you my extensive knowledge of the lake and its diverse aquatic environment.
Upstate Guide Service (UGS) is owned by Mike Crawford, a licensed and professional outdoor guide and a native of Syracuse. Mike studied forestry and wilderness recreation leadership in Saranac Lake in the early 90's, learning from the best guides and outdoor leaders in the Adirondacks. Mike became a Wilderness Education Association certified outdoor leader in 1993. Prior to full-time guiding, Mike spent 12 years working for the government. First, as a seasonal forest ranger for the NYSDEC and then as an arborist for the USDA's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, working extensively in the backcountry and forests throughout the Adirondacks and Central New York. UGS is a licensed professional guide service. Beginner and expert light tackle anglers welcome. USCG Masters License / NYSDEC Guides License / Master Fly Fishing Instructor
All fishing equipment is provided.
Anglers on board my boat will be transported to multiple locations in search of fencing trout, bass and panfish.
Guests should have a valid NYS Fishing license. License can be purchased on-line at www.nysdec.gov
A day of angling on Skaneateles Lake is dependent upon weather and conditions. Upstate Guide Service reserves the right to cancel any scheduled trip due to unsafe conditions.