John Stygler

Snagler Tackle Company and Guide Service


John is a third-generation sport angler whose passion for fishing has gone on since the age of four. He has fished up and down the east coast for both salt and fresh water species. His initial passion was for fresh water trout, growing up fishing the creeks and streams of northern Maryland and southern Pennsylvania for nearly 20 years. Nearly 20 years ago, he was introduced to river smallmouth by a friend. From that moment on he has become obsessed with learning how to catch big river smallmouth. He spends nearly 80 days a year on the water, with most of that time on the Susquehanna River, from Harrisburg to Sunbury and the Juniata River, from the mouth to Huntingdon.
John is owner/founder of Snagler Tackle Company, LLC, which he started in 2012. He has several lines of spinnerbaits for river smallmouth, including Natural, Booster and River series and his own line of soft plastic baits for river smallies. Being a guide for Snagler Guide Service has allowed him to teach what he has learned about river smallmouth fishing to others, share his knowledge of the river’s history and educate people of the importance of our rivers to our economies, culture and citizens. He resides in Lititz, PA with his wife, Christine and their daughter Sarah, who helps her Dad in his workshop.


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