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Capt John Sisson


About Captain John and John’s Guide Service:

I started fishing as a kid, as most people do, with my brother, my father and grandfather on saltwater. I never knew about fishing freshwater until I was invited on a 3 day trip to Lake Gaston in North Carolina with a few guys I worked with. I was told to get some plastic worms and some hooks, and a couple of 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. Then for the next 25 years I worked in the Fire Department and retired in 2002 at the rank of Captain. I received my Coast Guard Captains License in 1999 and started guiding on the Potomac River and other freshwater rivers and impoundments in the Maryland and Virginia areas.

I now reside in Brookeville, Maryland with my wife Becky and our Black Labs Darby and Murphy.

At John’s Guide Service we take 1 or 2 persons in each boat. Things generally get a little cramped with more than 2 and at times unsafe so we would rather not. 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 who we highly recommend for Smallmouth fishing on the upper Potomac River and The Susquehanna River. Striper fishing on the Chesapeake Bay is always fun and we highly recommend BACKDRAFT CHARTERS and Capt. Charlie for that.

A new Maryland State Record Largemouth Bass weighing 11.18 lbs. was recently caught on the Potomac River by a tournament angler. Remember, your next cast could be a new record wherever you fish! 

Thanks for taking the time to check us out and give us a call to book your next fishing trip.

Office: 301-633-7040

​Cell: 301-633-7040