I started fishing as a kid, as most people do, with my brother, my father and my Grandfather on salt water. I never knew about freshwater fishing until I was invited on a three day trip to Lake Gaston in North Carolina with a few guys I worked with. I was told to get some plastic worms, some hooks and a few spinnerbaits which I did.
I remember catching that first largemouth bass off of a dock in Lizard Creek and I was hooked.
After graduating High School, I spent four years in the United States Air Force. I then spent the next 25 years with the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue retiring as a Captain in 2002. I received my Coast Guard Captains License in 1999 and have been guiding on the Potomac River and other freshwater rivers and impoundments in the Maryland and Virginia areas.
I now reside in Brookeville, MD with my wife Becky and our Black Labs Darby and Murphy.
At John'sGuide Service we take 1 or 2 people in each boat. Anymore gets crowded. We can provide for group trips and schedule a 2nd or 3rd boat to fish in close proximity in order to maintain the group. We also have associates whom we highly recommend on the Upper Potomac and Susuquhanna Rivers for Smallmouth Fishing. Striper Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay is always fun and we highly recommend Backdraft Charters and Capt Charlie for that.
The Maryland State Tidalwater Largemouth Bass Record is 11.18 lbs. caught by a tournament angler. Remember, your next cast could be a new record wherever you fish.
Give us a call and lets go fishing!