Jeff I dont see how I'm not being clear. If you read my last couple replies I quoted the regulations word for word from the WDFW website. And having a food fish license has nothing to do with guiding for salmon in saltwater. It specifically says you can not guide salmon in the salt with a food fish license, only in freshwater rivers and streams. You can guide for other saltwater food fish but it specifically exempts salmon from the list of fish to legally pursue. Go read what it says on the website.