Guide Licensing Requirements

There are some fishing guides who fish certain rivers are not properly informed of the rules for licensing, which includes USCG Licensing, Random Drug Testing Participation, Insurance and more.  NWGAA has been working with the USCG to provide a definitive list of rivers that require a OUPV Coast Guard License and more.  We will be publishing an article in…

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Snohomish River System Closure Update

Folks, I have received countless phone calls and emails about the closure on the Snohomish River since Thursday.  I know many of you are very frustrated with the recent closure of the Snohomish River and the restrictions on the Skykomish River, especially since the Skykomish River is so low it is impossible for many folks to even launch their…

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USCG License Renewal: SCAM WARNING

USCG License Renewal: SCAM WARNING There is a for profit company, “Maritime Documentation Center”, that you may receive a notice from prior to your USCG Vessel Documentation expiring. As all know the vessel document must be renewed each year on the anniversary date. The process to renew is simple and only requires the USCG documentation fee of $26.00. You can go…

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NWGAA Annual Meeting

NWGAA Members, The NW Guides and Anglers Association will be holding its annual Buoy 10 guide meeting in Astoria this Monday, August 13th at Fultano’s Pizza on Young’s Bay, starting at 6:30 p.m. The address is: 620 Olney Ave. Astoria, OR 97103 It’s on Highway 202 on the Young’s Bay side of Astoria.   Please join us for free…

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NWGAA Letter Regarding David Bernhardt June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017 The Honorable Lisa Murkowski U.S. Senate SH-522 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Maria Cantwell U.S. Senate SH-511 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Cantwell, As an organization representing thousands of recreational fishermen and businesses that support this activity, we write with deep concerns about the…

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