Welcome, the Washington State Guides Association is a professional sportfishing guide and charter operator organization. We were created to represent our common interest throughout the State of Washington.
If you are a professional guide, whether you guide part-time or full time, your participation is critical for the success of Washington State Guides Association.
If all you do is maintain an active membership, we welcome you. You have helped our industry.
The WSGA Executive Board is very active. We meet monthly and have open lines of communication with WDFW. Washington State guides face issues unlike that of any other state. While the task may be daunting and slow moving, our association is here to address those issues.
We look forward to working with you so we can accomplish our mission. More opportunity for everyone!
WSGA is the voice of the sport fishing guide and charter industry in Washington State. Fishing Guides provide access to public resources for the general public. Through integrity and professionalism, we strive to help WDFW improve and maintain healthy sport-fisheries for all anglers.
“We recognize necessary restrictions that promote conservation, stewardship and sustainable use of our fisheries. It is also important we are not regulated out of our workplace and fisheries now and in the future.”
Have a positive working relationship with WDFW, legislation and fellow anglers in an effort to see a strong and stable sport fishing guide and charter industry and abundant fish populations for all to enjoy, both today and in the future.
“We represent the professional guiding and charter operator industry in Washington State, to ensure we are represented at the State level to achieve our vision.”
Since 2011, we have witnessed the closure 7 out of 10 wild fisheries in Washington State. Not to mention, limited sturgeon quotas and retention, limited salmon allocations and additional regulations have continued to erode away opportunity for sport anglers in Washington State.
Washington State has a tremendous amount of visitors from all over the world. As professional guides, we depend on these visitors and the fisheries they endeavor to experience through our independently owned guide and charter services. Washington State used to feature destination fisheries, which people from all over the world experienced. We need to work toward this goal once again.