THE BACKWATER GUIDE, Charlie Haviland Jr.

Thank you for choosing my guide business. 

 I am a NYS licensed fishing and hunting guide and proprietor of THE BACKWATER GUIDE SERVICE, located on the shores of the beautiful Hudson River in Schuylerville, NY.  I  have had this guide service for over 30 years.  I personally guarantee a great time and learning experience for all.  I indulge great amounts of time on the water and in the swamps learning and teaching about the habitat as well as the prey that we pursue.

At THE BACKWATER GUIDE SERVICE, we use all of the latest equipment, techniques and lures on the market today.  With an extensive background in competitive bass fishing, you will have an opportunity to learn the tactics that the pros utilize everyday on the water and be able to take this information to your favorite honeyhole back home. I specialize in guiding  LARGEMOUTH / SMALLMOUTH BASS, Northern Pike and Walleye fishing trips in both the HUDSON RIVER (Locks 4-6) and LONG LAKE.

 DUCK and GOOSE HUNTING trips are all done on the water out of various blinds and set back areas where we have the most bird traffic.  The boat used for many of our guide trips has  plenty of room for you to enjoy your day. There is a YETI cooler with ice and water on board for your use.

  Your guide is trained in CPR, BASIC FIRST AID and WATER SAFETY.  All equipment you will need for our fishing trip is provided.

PLEASE CONTACT US AT :  [email protected]   OR CALL US AT 518-538-8505 to book your upcoming trip. 

Thanks again,

Charlie J. Haviland Jr.

NYS Licensed Guide #2077

The Backwater Guide Service