Washington Fishing and Trip Info
Fishing in Washington State with John's Guide Service. Seattle and Bellingham area guided salmon and steelhead fly and gear fishing trips on the Skagit River. Military Discount.

The Pacific Northwest is famous for some of the finest salmon and steelhead fishing in the world. From the North Puget Sound to the Olympic Peninsula, we guide the most productive waters in Washington State.

Come and experience a memorable day of fishing set against the backdrop of Washington State's breath-taking scenery.

In the North Puget Sound area, the Skagit and Sauk are John's home rivers, but he can also be found on the Skykomish, Snohomish, Stillaguamish, and Snoqualmie Rivers in the Seattle area. In addition, John guides the best runs the Olympic Peninsula has to offer as well, including the Hoh, Bogachiel, Sol Duc and Clearwater Rivers.

All trips are custom catered to fit you and your skill level, fishing method and desired species. John offers both gear and fly fishermen (and women) the best opportunities available throughout the year, fishing for Salmon, Steelhead, Sturgeon, Dolly Varden, and Trout.

Your trip includes one full day of fishing, usually lasting 6 to 8 hours, traveling in style and comfort out of a 16' Hyde drift boat with forced air heating (yes, forced air heating!) a 22' Boulton jet sled equipped with all the latest bells and whistles, or a 14' Aire Pac 1400 Raft with Casting Decks both Bow and Stern.

Our drift boat is designed to comfortable accommodate 2 to 3 anglers, our jet sled 4 to 5 anglers and our raft 2 anglers.

All of your fishing equipment including bait and tackle from some of the best names in the industry, (Lamiglas, Sage, St. Croix, Cabelas, Shimano, Ross, and Lamson among others) is provided for your use.

Retaining Fish:

Limits vary depending on river systems and current Dept. of Fish and Wildlife regulations. Where allowable, limits on salmon and hatchery steelhead can be retained and your fish will be cleaned and bagged for you at the end of the day. Please note: John's Guide Service endorses catch and release principles on Wild Steelhead. A picture of your fish will last forever! In a trophy Wild Steelhead situation, measurements and pictures will be taken and arrangements can be made to have a replica mount made of your trophy catch. Check Out Blackwater Trading Company on information regarding Fish Mounts.

Fish replica mounts!! Fishing in Washington State for Steelhead, salmon, trout, dolly varden and sturgeon. Fishing the Skagit River, Sauk River, Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula area rivers with John's Guide Service.
Fishing Trips For Kids:

I pride myself in my teaching ability; from getting that perfect drift with a cluster of eggs and float fishing with a 10' rod to forming that nice tight loop with a fly rod and getting that perfect presentation of your fly that the fish can't resist. My favorite students are children. Not only are they the future of fishing, but, if you teach a child to fish and get them hooked on it; you've also taught them patience, concentration, and the love of the outdoors. Please note: Children under 14 are required to wear life jackets. John's Guide Service does supply coast guard approved life jackets for all clients, not just children. Adults are not required to wear them, but they are available at all times.

What To Bring:

- Warm Clothing (Dress in layers)
- Lunch for the day with beverage
(Bag Lunches now available from John's Guide Service for groups of 3 or more anglers)
- Water-proof boots or waders
- Polarized Sunglasses
- Rain Gear
- Applicable fishing licenses (Don't Forget)
- Camera for that trophy catch
- Sense of humor


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"Wow, over 10 double headers! What a fabulous day of fishing! Steve and I would both like to take a moment to thank you for the very best day of fishing we have had together in a long time and without a doubt the best day ever"

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Active Duty and Former Military Discount


John's Guide Service Offers a 10% Military Discount John's Guide Service Offers a 10% Military Discount

Active Duty or Former Military? Present your military ID Card or DD214 and receive a 10% Discount off of your next trip with John's Guide Service.

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John's Guide Service
PO Box 727
Concrete, WA 98237
(360) 708 - 3166

To figure out the weight of a fish from measurements taken try out our Fish Calculator:

All you need is the length of your fish and the girth of your fish, and then type the values in the boxes provided below. GIVE IT A TRY!!

How long was your fish (in inches)? Tip of nose to center of tail


What was the girth of your fish (in inches)? Just in front of dorsal fin



Your fish weighed:

This is merely an approximation using a formula devised by the Fish and Wildlife Department from fish that were, weighed and measured.

A Quality Northwest Operated Guide Service Offering - Guided Gear and Fly Fishing Trips for Salmon and Steelhead in Washington State - Guided Hunts in the Seattle Washington Area - Washington North Puget Sound Area River Guides on the Skagit & Sauk as well as the Olympic Peninsula. We offer a former and active duty military discount.
Fishing in Washington State with John's Guide Service. Seattle and Bellingham area guided salmon and steelhead fly and gear fishing trips on the Skagit River. Military Discount.

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