My bad. For freshwater, or for hunting, you can buy your guide license at Wong Mart. The WRC license has nothing to do with USCG or DMF requirements in regard to carrying passengers on a vessel for a fee. For example, if I wanted to guide for mountain trout without a boat and charge for my services, all I would need is a $10 guide license from WRC. Same for hunting. For $10 I can be a licensed fishing and/or hunting guide whether I know how to hunt or fish or not. But, I digress.