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Getting Guides Back to Work

For Washington sportsmen and guides alike, these are unprecedented times. The fishing closure in Washington State was a response to the ongoing threat of Covid-19. Small businesses, the WDFW, and sportsmen were in a much different place 5 weeks ago than where we are now. WSGA wanted to update…

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2020 Meeting Dates Remaining

Folks, Here are the remaining dates for Executive Board meetings. Please note the dates that are open to members in good standing to participate. We will email you the phone in number and pin. We ask that you keep your phone on mute until you need to speak or…

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Trying Times

These are very trying times for guides and sport anglers alike. Washington State is closed to all sport fishing, period. Sportfishing guides all over the state are shut down, until further notice. The Covid-19 pandemic is catastrophic to say the least. Sport fishing guides and charter operators are literally…

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Unemployment Benefits for Guides and Charters

We have been digging into the CARES Act the President recently signed into law. We believe guides and charters may qualify for unemployment. Here is the section of that bill that appears to provide us some relief. We suggest you read the information below and begin to file for…

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15 Things You Need To Do

It seems like everywhere you turn the news of Covid-19 consumes all forms of media. There is no need to listen to the news all day. It’s depressing and repetitive. So after you get your morning update, Get dressed and get to work! You have a business to maintain….

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Angler Sponsors Now Available

Several of our fishing guide members have had some of their clients ask if they could be a part of WSGA. To this end we have created Sport Angler Sponsorship. Sport angler sponsors are not voting members of the organization, but care about the fisheries and the guides whom…

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Covid-19 Update

Members, We are all affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Many clients have cancelled trips with fishing guides as far out as September 2020.  The economic impact will be hard for fishing guides and charters throughout Washington State. If you are still operating, take every precaution to protect yourself and…

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March Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes for the March 2020 Executive Board meeting have been posted. 4 times each year members can call in and participate in the meeting. This meeting was one of those which members could participate. Read the meeting minutes now.

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