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Author Topic: how to become a bass guide
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Post how to become a bass guide
on: July 28, 2011, 01:12

i know that in order to become a saltwater fishing charter captain in FL, you need to have a specific state license allowing you to do so. Is the same the case if you want to become a bass guide? kayak guides do not need this specific license. Can anyone tell me what the case is for freshwater?
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Post Re: how to become a bass guide
on: July 28, 2011, 08:37

largofishingnut, thanks for joining.

To answer your question as short as possible, there are a couple of things that decide if you need a Captain license and there is no state license required other then commercial boat registration if for hire.

If the freshwater body of water uses US Coast Guard navigation, then it does require a Captain license, for example Lake Okeechobee, Lake Toho or the entire Kissimmee Chain.

This includes all users, whether in a bass boat. pontoon boat or Kayak a license is required if for hire.

All small bodies of water, Lake Trafford for example it is not required.

Hope this helps!

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