Properly licensed fishing Guides and Charter Fishing operations are critical for Washington State sport fisheries.
There are countless visitors to Washington State each year. Many of these visitors use your professional services to fish rivers and Charter Fishing Captains for saltwater fishing.
Fishing charters which operate in the Ocean and Puget Sound in Washington State will always be operated by a USCG licensed Captain. Many Fishing Guides who fish rivers also are USCG licensed Captains. Charter Captains and River Guides may hold a Master’s Captain license, regardless of whether they operate in the saltwater or the freshwater river.
Those required to have a USCG Captains license operate in “Federal Navigable Waters”, as defined by the US Coast Guard. There are fishing guides in Washington State, who operate in waters, which are not considered “Navigable“. In this case, the guide is not required to hold a USCG license. Nonetheless, these guides are required to maintain proper state licensing, insurance and sometimes other state mandated license requirements. For more information on licenses, go here.
Here you will find members of Washington State Guides Association listed below in no particular order.
*WSGA does not endorse, suggest, or refer any saltwater charter, freshwater river guide or any person listed below. They are simply listed as professional members. It is your responsibility, as the client to ensure you hire a properly licensed and insured river guide or saltwater charter.
Listed in no particular order
Cary Hoffman – cnhguideservice
Drew Simpson – http://www.simpsonsguideservice.com/
Brent Soule – https://www.facebook.com/BaitandBullet76/
Marc Bush – https://twistedwaters-gs.com/
Steven Hammond – https://www.clancysfishing.com/
Paul Ockerman – http://www.ocksfishingadventures.net
Robert Kratzer – https://www.anglersguideservice.com/
Doug Saint-Denis – https://365charters.com/
Aaron O’Leary – http://anglersobsession.com/
Randy Lato – https://www.allwaysfishing.com/
Ryan Caldwell – http://www.gotyour6fishing.com/
Patric Gaffney – https://www.gaffneyfishing.com/
Cameron Black – http://www.gonecatchin.com/
Caine Brand – Heavy Hitter Guide Service
Harry Bresnahan – email@example.com
Greg Kain – http://www.kainsfishingadventures.com/
Eric Linde – http://www.lindesportfishing.com/
Mark Coleman – https://allriversguideservice.com/
Merry Coleman – https://allriversguideservice.com/
Ryan Gausman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce Gipple – http://www.horizonguides.com/
Mike Ainsworth – https://firstlightguideservice.com/
Nick Norbeck – http://www.eliteguideservice.com/
Bruce Warren – http://fishingforfunguideservice.com/
Jon Blank – http://jonsnwoutdoors.com/
Ryan Bullock – https://raincoastguides.com/
Ted Schuman – http://www.winterrunguideservice.com/
Mark Youngblood – http://www.markyoungbloodsportfishing.com/
Camrin Johnson – No website
Shane Magnuson – http://www.uppercolumbiaguide.com/
John Dickson – http://fatotterfishing.com/
Matt Eleazer – http://www.columbiasalmonguide.com
Jon Huston – No Website
Kyle Zapel – http://solidrockoutfitters.com
Mike Sexton – http://washingtonsalmonsteelheadfishing.com
Nathan Schepker – http://www.crowcreekguide.com
Erik Brigham – http://topguidesnw.com
Michael Colbach – https://www.shakenbakesportfishing.com
Branden Trager – http://www.adventureswithmayhemoutfitters.com