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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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New Sponsors for WSGA

WSGA Sponsors depend on sport fishing in Washington State. I am happy to announce we have Silver Horde and Gallagher Charter Lakes Insurance as 2020 sponsors. Please take a minute to visit their website and use their products as a show of support to their involvement with our association….

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Chehalis Basin Update

Last week we updated you about meetings several board members had with WDFW in regards to the Chehalis System closure. Late on Tuesday this week, we had another phone conference with the Director of the Fish Program, Kelly Cunningham, as well as James Losee, Mike Scharpf, Larry Phillips, Raquel…

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WSGA Meetings Eastern Washington

Folks, We have scheduled two meetings in Eastern Washington. Both will be on the same day. Each meeting may last up to 2 hours. March7th 9 am Sportsmen’s Warehouse in Kennewick, WA. 2:30 pm WDFW Office – 1130 W University Way Ellensburg, WA 98926 This gives you an opportunity…

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Chehalis System Closure Update

Folks, I want to take a moment to address the recent Chehalis system closure by WDFW.  As you can imagine several Executive Board members received many phone calls and emails over the past couple weeks regarding this potential closure which occurred this past Sunday night at midnight. This closure…

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Sync Logbook App with Guide License

Recently Raquel Crosier sent an email out explaining how to link your guide license number to the logbook app. At a recent Guide Advisory meeting, we found there were lots of downloads of the app, but of the downloads, less than a 3rd of the downloads had actually linked…

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How WSGA Gets Involved For You

I would like to take a moment to update you on some of the involvement the Washington State Guides Association has with WDFW. Recently I was contacted by WDFW leadership, asking that Washington State Guides Associaton be involved in a meeting with WDFW Conservation Director Jeff Davis in regards…

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Do I need a Coast Guard License

Whether you need a USCG license (OUPV) has been a confusing issue for fishing guides in Washington State. Most guides understand that if they operate in the saltwater they need a USCG license. But it might surprise you to find out there are many waterways that are not saltwater…

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USCG Requires Drug Screening

USCG random drug screen can be a confusing issue for many. Many guides realize they must past an initial drug screen to apply for their USCG OUPV license, but many do not realize they must be on a random drug testing program the entire time they maintain an active…

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Snohomish System Closure 2018 Update

Often we see closures on a river and we never get an update regarding whether the closure yielded anything to benefit the anglers.  The WA Chapter of NW Guides and Anglers Association is trying to stay on top of this and provide updates to you as we get them. …

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