The Pacific Northwest has been a destination for anglers for well over a century.  The Columbia River was well-known in the late 19th century.  However that was just the beginning of Pacific Northwest destination travel.  The Northwest has many other outdoor opportunities, producing memories to last a lifetime.

Organizations which we hold active memberships endeavour to protect and enhance Washington’s excellent fishing for you to enjoy.  The CCA and NACO are also organizations which promote sport fishing throughout the United States.


Charterboat Association of Puget Sound (CAPS).caps_logo
CAPS is a regional non-profit organization consisting of Charterboat owners and operators, who operate on Puget Sound from ports such as Olympia, Seattle, Edmonds, Everett, Anacortes, Bellingham and west to Neah Bay. CAPS has specific requirements to become a member

  1. Valid US Coast Guard License
  2. Washington Department of Fisheries license for the boat
  3. Proof of liability Insurance
NACOlogoNational Association of Charterboat Operators (NACO).
NACO is the National Association of Charterboat Owners and Operators that was formed in 1991. Representing thousands of individuals all across the United States, our membership includes marine charters who provide fishing, sailing, diving, eco-tours, and other excursion vessels who carry passengers for hire. As the premiere Association that represents charter boat interests, our objective is to improve the professional charter boat operator’s bottom line and to provide a strong voice in Washington, DC.


Coastal Conservation Association (CCA)CCA Washington
“A nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of our marine natural resources.  CCA’s strength is drawn from the tens of thousands of recreational saltwater anglers who make up its membership.”

Our natural resources in the saltwater effect the returning fish to the rivers.  It is time to become involved!

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