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There is a $25 guide license that is required in Arkansas. A Coast guard Captib's License is a sign that ppl are serious about it. Additional liability insurance  would be another concern. 

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The licensing and certification crap that is required of "guides" now is a bit rediculous.  Most people would be perfectly happy with a guy that is friendly, helpful, knows his way around safely, and can put them on fish. 

Others apparently need someone who will "take them into custody" and be 100% legally responsible for their health, welfare, comfort and happiness all day.  Their guide has to be a rescue ninja and a paramedic to boot.  Anything other than that is considered "fly by night".

That's fine, whatever, but the powers that be shouldn't deny the simple guy (guide) from trying to make a living. 

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22 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

The licensing and certification crap that is required of "guides" now is a bit rediculous.  Most people would be perfectly happy with a guy that is friendly, helpful, knows his way around safely, and can put them on fish. 

Others apparently need someone who will "take them into custody" and be 100% legally responsible for their health, welfare, comfort and happiness all day.  Their guide has to be a rescue ninja and a paramedic to boot.  Anything other than that is considered "fly by night".

That's fine, whatever, but the powers that be shouldn't deny the simple guy (guide) from trying to make a living. 

Or guys like Dion Hibdon. Some of the licensing is overkill. 

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2 hours ago, fishinwrench said:

Others apparently need someone who will "take them into custody" and be 100% legally responsible for their health, welfare, comfort and happiness all day.  Their guide has to be a rescue ninja and a paramedic to boot.  Anything other than that is considered "fly by night".

You won't have to worry about this in Mexico.:lol:

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Biggest thing is insurance.  I may be wrong but most if not all insurance companies won't insurance a fishing guide unless they have a 6-pack license with the USCG.  That, of course, is on waters that require a license (most Corps lakes).

Overkill... yes!  They could do better to fashion a course/test/requirements around what a guide would face on Missouri lakes.

Drug testing is nice - and required by the USCG.

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