Thank you for taking a moment to learn about WSGA.
The Washington State Guides Association is composed of professional licensed fishing guides & charter operators throughout Washington state. We have members who fly-fish, conventional gear fish, work from a drift boat, river sled, and even larger charter boats. We even have members who provide walk in fishing services.
We believe there is no one fishery in Washington state which is more important than the other. We represent the entire state in regards to sport fishing guides and charters who operate all about the State of Washington.
WSGA members live in all parts of Washington state. Many guides & charter operators travel throughout the state to provide fishing services for their clients.
We are about communication, with our members, WDFW and state lawmakers.
As professionals in the sport fishing industry, we are stewards of the resource. WSGA believes it is imperative we communicate and work together to ensure there are sport fishing opportunities for sport anglers and job security for guides and charters throughout the entire state of Washington now and in the future.
The Washington State Guides Association strives to maintain open lines of communication with the Department as well as the WDFW commissioners, WDFW liaisons, and Washington state legislators.
If you are a fishing guide or charter operator in Washington state, you should join today!
The Washington State Guides Association executive board meets monthly on issues that affect our industry and our fisheries. We also have emergency meetings from time to time. The executive board works hard to stay current about Washington state legislative issues, which affect Washington state fisheries. The executive board officers do receive any compensation for their work.
We also endeavor to work with WDFW to improve sustainable fisheries for all anglers throughout the entire state of Washington.