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
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
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.
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
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.
- 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
- Water-proof boots or waders
- Polarized Sunglasses
- Rain Gear
- Applicable fishing licenses (Don't Forget)
- Camera for that trophy catch
- Sense of humor
a Fishing License: Click Here To buy your
Fishing License on-line!
"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"
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.
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!!
This is merely an approximation using a
formula devised by the Fish and Wildlife Department from fish that
were, weighed and measured.