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About Us

Johnny and Andrea are a husband and wife guiding team who were born and raised in NE Pennsylvania, but soon moved to NY when they discovered the great fishing there. They have build their guide service from a dream and a mountain of dedication, and it continues to grow to this day.

Johnny Wisgo has been a guide since 1994. In that time he has developed many popular fly patterns and fishing techniques and he continues to be on the cutting edge of the fishery. His popular fly pattern, the "Jawbreaker" is well known, and during the summer when he's not out with Andrea on lake charters, he's at his vise filling orders. Johnny is also a newly licensed USCG Charter Captain.

Johnny has also been featured in Field and Stream's steelhead article "Men of Steel". His guiding business continues to grow in notoriety despite Johnny's humble and quiet nature. His fulfillment is to put his clients on the best steelhead fishing of their lives, and that end he accomplishes better than anyone.

Andrea Wisgo is a licensed Master Captain #1512837 as well as a river guide since 2001 like Johnny. On the water she is an indispensable part of their husband and wife guiding team. She is also the mastermind behind NY Fishtales guide service. She has spent much of her time off of the water developing the web site, contacting clients, and otherwise building NY Fishtales from the ground up.

During the summer charter business, you will find Andrea at the helm of their 29' Aquasport. She is known for finding fish in the lake when few other captains can- where Johnny's knowledge comes in to help and catch them. Andrea has been behind the wheel of different boats since her childhood which was often spent fishing and water skiing on different lakes on her home state of Pennsylvania.

If you are interested in booking a trip, fill out our contact form. Johnny or Andrea will get back to you in short order with any info you might need. If you're looking to tie into a chrome silver spring king or to learn how to find steelhead through the cold winter months, your best bet in guiding at all times and during all seasons is NY Fishtales.