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(Effective January 1, 2020)

WAC 220-352-245

Reporting required of licensed food fish, game fish and combination fishing guides.

(1) Licensed food fish, game fish and combination fishing guides shall maintain a daily logbook of guiding activity to include:
(a) Guide name and license No. for the guide leading the trip;
(b) Date that fishing took place. For multiday trips, each day is considered a separate trip;
(c) Specific name of river, stream, or lake fished;
(d) Site code of site fished as referenced within a list provided to each guide. If multiple sites are fished on the same day, each site is considered a separate trip;
(e) Client, "comped angler" and crew current fishing license number (wild ID No.) for each person on board if required to have a license or catch record card. A comped angler is an angler that fishes without charge;
(f) Indicate if person was a crew member or if angler was "comped";
(g) Species kept or released. For salmon and steelhead specify origin (hatchery, wild) and life stage (adult, jack).
(2) Logbooks are required to be completed for each trip before offloading any fish from the vessel or if no fish were kept, complete the logbook before leaving the site.
(3) Report of daily guiding activity shall be made using the department's paper logbook or online reporting application. Logbook pages must be provided to the department or postmarked within ten days following any calendar month in which the guiding activity took place.
(4) Each day of fishing that occurs on a designated WDFW licensed guide fish vessel will be required to be recorded in the logbook. This includes any personal use or nonguided fishing trips that occur.
(5) Information collected under this section may be exempt from public disclosure to the extent provided under RCW 42.56.430.
(6) Failure to report any guiding activity listed in subsections (1) through (4) of this section is an infraction, punishable under RCW 77.15.160.
(7) A fishing guide, or person under the control or direction of a fishing guide, that submits false information is guilty of a gross misdemeanor, punishable under RCW 77.15.270.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.013, 77.04.020 and 77.04.055. WSR 19-17-010 (Order 19-141), ยง 220-352-245, filed 8/9/19, effective 1/1/20.]
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