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
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
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)