Guided Waters

At John's Guide Service we concentrate mainly on the Tidal Potomac River from Washington D.C., to the Rt 301 bridge and all tributaries in between. We use several different ramp areas and will discuss with you when and where to meet us. If you are interested in fishing for Smallmouth Bass on the Upper Potomac River or the Susquhanna River, or Striper Fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, we have several guides and Charter Captains that we highly reccommend in those areas. 

Cancellation Policy

​You may cancel your trip up to 10 days prior to the scheduled date and recieve a full refund of your deposit. If conditions are considered to be unsafe by the Captain on the date of the trip, we will work with you to reschedule. We do fish in the rain, but not thunder and lightning.

Book A Trip

Scheduling a trip is fairly simple. Contact us with the date and we will confirm with you by phone or email. Book your trip in advance if possible. Weekdays are always better due to less boat traffic on the water, but weekends are also available. Please let us know if you plan to bring anyone under the age of 18. 

A $50 deposit is required to hold a date. The remaining balance can be paid in cash or check to the Captain at the completion of the trip. We will contact you 2 or 3 days prior to the trip to confirm launch time and location. We cannot guarantee the catch but we can guarantee to make every effort to make your day enjoyable and successful. The attitude of the fish is always a question.

There are several ways for you to contact us. Give us a call at 301-774-4503,

301-633-7040 or email at

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Capt John Sisson



​Our rates are for 1 or 2 anglers. An additional boat can be provided for group trips. Weekend days are slightly higher.

                                                       1/2 Day    4 Hours   $300.00

                                                                 3/4 Day   6 Hours     $350.00

                                                       Full Day    8 Hours   $400.00