John Ryan Lutz

Salmon River Guide John Ryan Lutz

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Meet Guide John Ryan Lutz and Guide on the Side

Guide John Ryan Lutz is the owner and operator of Guide on the Side, a fishing charter service based in upstate New York that specializes in salmon, trout, and steelhead fishing. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, John has established himself as one of the most knowledgeable and reliable guides in the area. He has a passion for fishing and enjoys sharing his expertise with his clients to ensure a successful and enjoyable experience on the water.

Guide on the Side was founded by John, with the aim of providing exceptional fishing experiences on the Salmon River. Over the years, the company has grown to become one of the most respected and sought-after fishing charters in the region. With a focus on customer satisfaction and a commitment to providing the best possible service, Guide on the Side has earned a loyal following of satisfied clients who return year after year.

John's expertise in fishing is unmatched. He has a deep understanding of the Salmon River's structure and its fish population, allowing him to guide his clients to the best fishing spots and ensure a successful day on the water. He is also a skilled fly fisherman and has won several awards for his fly tying skills. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, John will provide you with the knowledge, equipment, and guidance needed to make your trip a memorable one.

Guide on the Side operates a 19-foot Stealthcraft drift boat, which is designed to provide a comfortable and stable fishing platform for up to two guests. The boat is equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear, including rods, reels, and flies, to ensure that clients have everything they need to catch fish. With its shallow draft and maneuverability, the boat is ideal for navigating the Salmon River's rapids and finding the best fishing spots. Whether you're looking to catch Chinook salmon, brown trout, rainbow trout, or steelhead trout, Guide on the Side has you covered.

Guide John Ryan Lutz of Guide on the Side is a highly experienced and knowledgeable fishing guide who is dedicated to providing his clients with the best possible fishing experiences on the Salmon River. With his expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction, he has established Guide on the Side as one of the premier fishing charters in upstate New York. If you're looking for a memorable fishing adventure, look no further than Guide on the Side.

Guide on the Side Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

28 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Freshwater Fishing
Drift Fishing
Good with New Anglers

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes:

  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait & Lures

What to Bring?

  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen & Hats
  • Snacks & Drinks
  • Wear Weather-Appropriate Clothing

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