Charlie Haviland is a NYS licensed guide and proprietor of THE BACKWATER GUIDE SERVICE.  With over 29 years, Charlie personally guarantees that you'll have a great time and learning experience.  He indulges a great amount of time on the water and in the woods, learning and teaching about the habitat as well as the prey that he pursues.

THE BACKWATER GUIDE SERVICE uses all of the latest equipment, techniques, and lures on the market today.  All the equipment you need for a fishing trip is provided.

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.

Charlie uses many different bodies of water in New York State including but not limited to: The Hudson River out of Schuylerville, Saratoga Lake, Long Lake, Lincoln Pond, Schroon Lake, and many other small northern lakes where the LARGEMOUTH / SMALLMOUTH BASS and NORTHERN PIKE fishing are out of this world.

Charlie utilizes many farms and blinds for WATERFOWL HUNTING most of which are exclusive, in order to provide clients the best chance for a great day of hunting.

Charlie uses an open boat for many of the guided trips and there is plenty of room to enjoy your day. There is an RTIC COOLER with ice on board for your use.

Charlie is a NYS Licensed Guide trained in CPR, BASIC FIRST AID, and WATER SAFETY. 

Contact Charlie: 
TBWGS@AOL.COM   or call him at (518)538-8505 to book your upcoming trip. 

Charlie J. Haviland, Jr.

​The Backwater Guide Service

The Geyser Lodge now offers guided fishing and waterfowl hunting with NYS Licensed Guide, Charlie Haviland!

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