John Cantrell

John Cantrell, owner/guide, and Cliff Fowler, master guide, have a combined fishing experience on Big Bear Lake of 80 years. John and Cliff are two thoroughly well experienced fishermen who know the secrets of the trade and the in’s and out’s of Big Bear Lake.

John Cantrell first came to Big Bear Lake on family vacations when he was a child.  He continued to come back when he had a family of his own. In 1989 he met “Capt. Pete” who taught him everything there was to know about fishing in Big Bear Lake.

In 1991, John took over his guiding business and Cantrell Fishing Guide Service began… With the longest running guide service on Big Bear Lake, John knows Big Bear Lake and loves to share fishing tips and the secrets spots.  Beware though: John has some jokes that will either make you LOL or just shake your head.

To see an angler with an ear-to-ear grin when they land their “Trophy Rainbow Trout” or the young angler who catches their first fish, the sparkle in their eyes and knowing that the memory will be with them for the rest of their lives.  That is what makes me happy!  ~ John

Troll With the Finest Guide Service on Big Bear Lake. Since 1991, Cantrell Guide Services has been operating on Big Bear Lake. Owner/Guide, John Cantrell and Master Guide, Cliff Fowler, ... morehave a combined fishing experience on Big Bear Lake of 80 years. They know Big Bear Lake and they know how Rainbow Trout think.
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