The Northern California Guides And Sportsmans Association is holding its first annual Striped bass derby on April 22nd. The NCGASA has recently re-emerged into a proactive posture for the sake of becoming a strong voice and advocate for maintaining and enhancing fishing opportunities here in northern California. Our membership is strong in numbers, fiscally strong, and a recently appointed cadre of leadership and a board of directors has enabled the association to begin working on many significant projects aimed at saving our Sacramento River drainage salmon populations. This organization has been in place for many years, but the fishing and hunting guide industry has since seen a turn in the direction of a newer generation of guides working the Sacramento River valley. Although there are a good number of long time guides still around, it has been decided that the new generation should lead the fight for hunting and fishing industry interests moving forward.
NCGASA plans to continue to build a large guide, sportsman, and business membership to further enhance our ability to have a strong voice for and against issues that relate to the hunting and fishing industry interests in northern California. Events such as the 2017 NCGASA Striper derby are just the beginning of great things to come and will not only bring up our membership numbers, but will also bring awareness of the organizations existence and will raise money to help support the hunting and fishing opportunities in our area of the state we are seeking to enhance. Anyone interested in participating in this derby is encouraged to talk to your favorite fishing guide and get your groups registration forms completed and submitted. If you can't find an available guide to fish the derby, please feel free to call James Stone at (530) 923-9440 and he will help find a guide to fish your group.
If you can not attend the derby but would like to be a member of NCGASA, you can join by filling out the above enrollment slip, or you can go to www.ncgasa.org and there is a payment option at the membership tab on the website. Your participation in the derby is very much appreciated and should be a great event to be a part of. Guide fees are not included in the $80 entry and membership fee so your guide fees will need to be established at the time you book your guide for fishing in the derby.
The NCGASA leadership and board of directors would like to thank all of you for your support of this event and for your continued support as members of this very important organization. The future of the hunting and fishing opportunities in northern California are at risk and on the decline. Your support and participation will ensure NCGASA will have the opportunity to have our voice heard in support of maintaining hunting and fishing opportunities for future generations to come.