The Washington Chapter of NW Guides and Anglers was formed in 2018. The Washington Chapter of NWGAA is comprised of professional licensed fishing guides throughout the entire state of Washington.
There is not one area of Washington State which is more important than the other.
As professionals in the sport fishing industry, we are stewards of the resource and it is imperative we communicate and work together to ensure there are sport fishing opportunities for sport anglers and job security for guides throughout the entire State of Washington.
The Washington Chapter strives to maintain open lines of communication with the WDFW board of commissioners, liaisons, and legislators. We work to stay current on Washington legislative issues which affect Washington State fisheries. We also endeavor to work with WDFW to improve sustainable fisheries for all anglers throughout the entire State of Washington.
The Washington State Chapter Board of Directors is as follows;
President – Doug Saint-Denis, Ridge to River Outdoors & 365 Charters
Vice President – Robert Kratzer, Anglers Guide Service
Secretary – Paul Ockerman – Ocks Fishing Adventures
Member At Large A – Jim Stahl, NW Fishing Guides
Member At Large B – Marc Bush, Twisted Waters Guide Service
We plan on having Advisory Members as well for the Washington Chapter. – Advisory members are not voting board members, but can vote as a general member. Most importantly, they provide advice to the board of directors for a variety of areas, to include areas of representation and specialized areas of interest within Washington State, such as grant acquisition.