About John
Hi, my name is John Koenig, but some people call me Johnny or JohnnyCoho. I am 48 years old and owner of John's Guide Service here at: . I am a second generation fishing and hunting guide and fifth generation Washingtonian living in the foothills of the wild and scenic northern Cascade Mountains of Rockport, WA

Rockport, a town with a population of less than 500, sits in the foothills of the scenic and wild northern Cascade Mountains. I live within walking distance of both the Sauk River and now world famous Skagit River.

My family would tell you that I have been somewhat of a fishing and hunting nut since I was a child. Well, why not? I owe most of what I know to another professional guide, my grandfather; who passed on to me the love of the outdoors and the patience and understanding it takes to be a knowledgeable outdoors-man and guide.

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I have truly found my soulmate in life who is also just as passionate about the great outdoors as I am, my wife Dawn. Together we enjoy passing our love of the great outdoors down to our children and grandchildren as well and life truly couldn't be any better.

I have been a full time fishing and hunting guide here in Washington for over 20 years now and love taking others fishing and hunting just as much, if not more now, as I did over 20 years ago.

After spending some time in the military, and then construction as I guided part time here in Washington State I also had the opportunity to get to spend 10 Summers guiding in Alaska's Bristol Bay watershed, and managing a fishing camp called "Alaska Kingfishers". "Alaska Kingfishers" targets the largest run of King Salmon in Alaska and I miss it often and would highly recommend the camp to anyone wanting to experience great Alaska.

Early Summers here in Washington now include guiding for Hatchery King Salmon on the Skagit River along with Sturgeon, Sockeye Salmon and summer-run Steelhead in our local rivers and lakes along with preparing for the upcoming hunting season. I am always out scouting for both deer and bear sign, looking for the prime areas to hunt each fall when not out on the river guiding fishing trips.

August and September are spent salmon fishing and hunting the many berry fields of the North Cascades mountains for black bear and early archery deer, along with the many Blue and Ruffed grouse to be had along the way. In October I am out guiding deer hunts as well as fishing the mighty Skagit River for our fall salmon on into December. From December - May I am guiding for the famous and much sought after Steelhead.

I am also the inventor of the still popular "John's Jigs" and have been featured in many outdoor magazines and books as well as television shows like "Cabela's Outfitter Journal" and "Columbia Country".

I am state and coast guard licensed, fully insured and first aid and CPR trained and certified.

I operate under a USFS permit on the Skagit System while fishing and in the North Cascade Foothills while guiding hunts.

With all this in mind, from beginner to experienced, from gear fisherman to fly fisherman, from bow hunter to rifle hunting, you can look forward to a very memorable and enjoyable day with John's Guide Service. For more information give us a call at (360) 708-3166. Thanks!

"I have fished with many guides throughout Northern California, Hawaii, Mexico, Colorado etc. and rank you within the top 3 of all professionals I have fished with. The bottom line is you know your stuff and without a doubt are a true pro with excellent people skills which really places you in a category of your own."

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Full Time Second Generation Guide

John's Guide Service
PO Box 727
Concrete, WA 98237
(360) 708 - 3166
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 River and Sauk River as well as the Olympic Peninsula. We offer a former and active duty military discount!
John's Guide Service. A Washington State fishing, hunting and outdoor recreation guide service. Washington's Pacific Northwest, North Puget Sound and Olympic Peninsula steelhead and salmon fishing guides. Washington state hunting guide. Military discount.

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