CBGA is a tax-exempt organization 501(c)(6) that actively seeks and supports solutions to issues that impact the outdoor sporting industry. We are dedicated to the preservation of the environment and the livelihood of our members.

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 Next CBGA General Meeting:

WHEN: Tues, Nov. 10th at 6:30pm

WHERE: San Juan Mexican Restaurant

(next to Lowes)  4696 Fm 1069

Aransas Pass, TX

Meetings are Held the 2nd Tuesday

of the Month and Open to the Public!

Members are encouraged to attend our

monthly CBGA meetings.  Current topics...

many of which may affect our livelihood, are discussed and guest speakers are often

invited to share their knowledge with us. 

Since 1989

Saltwater Sweeties Annual

Ladies Fishing Tournament

2016 Annual Tournament Dates:

Friday and Saturday, July 29 & 30th, 2016
Aransas County Civic Center




Check-Out This Year's

Tournament Photos Now!


Our Mission Statement:

The Coastal Bend Guides Association's mission is to maintain a regional organization that promotes a high standard

of professionalism; encourage and increase business for the license professional guides of the Texas coast; enhance

public respect and appreciation for the profession; influence legislation and bureaucratic decisions by the State of

Texas and federal government that affect the sport fishing industry and guide fishing profession; and, strive for

conservation of our valued coastal marine resource.

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.


Through the combined effort of the CBGA and TPWD, the result is a solid working partnership.

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 Ministries, the Coastal Bend Guides Association also extends a hand to those member families who have suffered a loss, or are in need of assistance.


Our Goals:

  • To increase the level of awareness, communication, and support for common purposes within our respective fields and serve as a positive catalyst for change.

  • To become familiar with environmental issues, especially those of which have an impact on our livelihood.

  • 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.

  • To provide resources, information, services, and support for the membership as a whole.

Our Area of the

Texas Coastal Bend Includes:


Fulton, Rockport, Aransas Pass, Ingleside,

Port Aransas and Portland. Our guides know

the area and fish many popular bays like Aransas, Copano, Corpus Christi, Laguna Madre, Baffin

Bay and everything in between.  South Texas hunting locations as well as birding, nature

and aquatic tour locations will vary.


The CBGA is a tax-exempt organization 501(c)(6) that actively seeks & supports solutions to issues that impact the sporting community.


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Our 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.

  • Obey all 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.

  • Always exhibit 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 considerations secondary.

  • Refuse the consumption of alcohol of any kind while operating a vessel.

  • Remain strictly intolerant of unsafe, irresponsible, or illegal acts by anyone in our vessel including fellow members of the Coastal Bend Guides Association.

  • Respect nature and the environment.

  • Conduct ourselves 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.





CBGA Officers:

President: Lee Wehring

Vice-president: Michael "Moon" Shelton

Secretary: Ronnie McBroom

Treasurer: Doug Rives

Board of Directors:

Corpus Christi: Russ Wheeler

Aransas Pass/Ingleside: James Sabo

Port Aransas: Dusty Stahl

Rockport-Fulton: Robert Hamilton

Director at Large: Doug Stanford

Chairman of the Board: Dusty Stahl


Administrative Secretary: Hiedi Dodd

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Tournament Chair: Billie Kocian


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 P.O. Box 1571 Aransas Pass, TX 78335

Ph: 361-463-2550

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