Message from Our President:
The CBGA member guides and myself would like to thank
you for visiting our site. Please feel free to browse through and see what
the Costal Bend Guides Association is all about.
By being a member of the CBGA, our guides are
committed to providing you a safe and enjoyable time here on the Texas
Coast while keeping with the moral and ethical guidelines we stand for.
Each Guide you will find on these pages are pre-screened, USCG and TPWD
licensed, participate in a drug screen program and are voted into the
association. Welcome aboard!
If you are looking for a guided
fishing trip, you'll find the best choices here in the South Texas Coastal
If you are already a fishing guide and support our efforts to provide
a quality experience for the fishing public, then we invite you to...
Inquire About Membership!
Capt. Mike Kocian
History of the CBGA:
The Coastal Bend Guides Association
was founded in 1989. This non-profit association was originally organized
with the primary purpose of increasing awareness among guides and
outdoorsman regarding the affairs of Texas legislators, and other elements
of the Texas state government, that have a direct impact on the outdoor
sportsman industry as a whole.
During those early years,
Texas Parks & Wildlife had
little opposition when passing a bill into law. As the association
grew and gained more supporting members, the power of the association
became more apparent. Today, Texas Parks and Wildlife considers the
opinion of the Coastal Bend Guides Association's members prior to
submitting a bill for legislation - especially those bills that would
directly affect the outdoorsman, and related industries in general.
combined effort of the CBGA and TPWD, the result is a solid working
Since its inception, the Coastal Bend Guides Association has become a
leader in community interaction and helping those who are less fortunate.
As a vital provider for over ten years to such organizations as the
Driscoll Children's Hospital and the
South Texas Children's Home, the
Coastal Bend Guides Association also extends a hand to those member
families who have suffered a loss, or are in need of assistance.
To increase the
level of awareness, communication, and support for common purposes
within our respective fields and serve as a positive catalyst for
To become familiar
with environmental issues, especially those of which have an impact on
To maintain an
active role and professional image within the communities we serve.
To create and
cultivate national, state, and local partnerships.
To host forums and
meetings that foster communication and the sharing of ideas with regard
to issues that directly and/or indirectly affect our professions,
communities, or common welfare.
resources, information, services, and support for the membership as a
The CBGA is a not-for-profit organization 501(c)(6)
that actively seeks and supports solutions
to issues that impact the sporting community.
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Code of Ethics:
All members of the
Coastal Bend Guides Association acknowledge their responsibility to
represent the guiding profession in a conscientious manner. We therefore
commit ourselves to high standards of ethical conduct and hereby state
the precepts that will guide us as we guide others.
Obey all game
management laws of the State of Texas and the United States Government.
regulations of the United States Coast Guard.
Adhere to the
licensing requirements of the State of Texas and the United States Coast
Guard and conscientiously renew and maintain licenses as required.
professionalism in the execution of our duties as boat captains. We will
remain vigilant so as to never endanger our passengers. Their welfare
and safety will be of preeminent concern, making all other
consumption of alcohol of any kind while operating a vessel.
intolerant of unsafe, irresponsible, or illegal acts by anyone in our
vessel including fellow members of the Coastal Bend Guides Association.
Respect nature and
honestly, honorably, and with integrity when dealing with the public and
other members of the guiding fraternity.
Refuse to aid,
assist, or promote any individual who is unlicensed or unqualified in an
attempt to provide illegal guide services to the public.
Within the bounds
of safety, reason, and ethics endeavor to provide for our clients a
quality outdoor experience.
President: Mike Kocian (May 2014)
Vice-president: Dusty Stahl (May 2014)
Secretary/Treasurer: Pat Day (May 2014)
Treasurer: Doug Rives (May 2014)
Board of Directors:
Corpus Christi: Lee Wehring (May 2015)
Ingleside/Aransas Pass: Chuck West (May 2014
Port Aransas: Dan Pike (May 2014)
Rockport: George Herzog (May 2014)
Director at Large: Billie Kocian (May 2015)
Ingleside/Aransas Pass: Jay Nichols (May 2015)
Administrative Secretary: Nancy Day
Webmaster: Linda Cavazos, Maclin Solutions
Tournament Chair: Billie Kocian
Our Area of the
Texas Coastal Bend Includes:
Fulton, Rockport, Aransas Pass,
Ingleside, Port Aransas and Portland. Our fishing guides know the
area and fish many popular bays like Aransas, Copano, Corpus
Christi, Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay and everything in between.
Hunting locations as well as birding and nature
locations will vary.