Surfcasting: Reel in the adventures
with your feet in the sand,
casting into the surf
At Johnny-C Guiding, we are surfcasting specialists. We teach and inspire current and future anglers — and help them connect to the magic of fishing and the natural world.
Johnny-C Guiding was founded in 2022 with a vision of giving people of all ages and levels the skill sets they need to fish and come back to learn more. We want everyone to have a memorable surfcasting experience and be transformed by the magic of the ocean. Join us and reel in adventures from the beach.
- Top Adventure Options -
Family Scup Adventure
Striped Bass & Bluefish Adventure
Introduce your family to the fun of fishing and the ocean’s ecosystem by catching and observing fish with our Family Scup Adventure. The abundance of the scup — or porgy — makes it a fun fish to catch and sparks an interest in fishing. Their iridescent scales can reflect the colors of the rainbow.
This option is great for families with up to 3 kids.
Reel in a majestic stripe bass or bluefish with the help of our expert guide. The striped bass is a treasured inshore species on the East Coast. It’s a strong, fighting fish that makes for an exhilarating battle. Bluefish have big chompers and are known to provide an exciting aerial show when hooked.
This is an adventure for up to 3 people over the age of 14.
From late July onward, you can book an adventure of a lifetime to fish Sharks from the beach. Sand tigers and brown sharks are local to Martha’s Vineyard waters and a thrill to catch and release.
This adventure is recommended for up to 4 people over the age of 14.
- Client Testimonials -
John’s love for fishing started at the age of four. That love has become his passion and has taken him on a journey from a fly-fishing guide in Colorado to an expert guide for saltwater fishing on the Vineyard shores. As a fisherman, John is a natural navigator of all the local Vineyard fishing spots and follows the tides and other key elements to find the best catches on the Island. John is excited to share his knowledge of the ocean and help clients as they reel in adventure.