A Letter from Mark & Linda Goodman

A true fishing testimonial from HAPPY BarHopp'R clients. Read about their experience with Capt. Butch Rickey, one of the top native Florida fishing guides, backcountry fishing and flats fishing in the waters of Pine Island Sound around Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, and Pine Island. In his weekly Florida fishing reports he tells all about snook fishing, redfish fishing, tarpon fishing, and trout fishing. The fishing testimonials are FREE! A guided fishing trip is only $300!

St. Paul, MN

Hey Butch-

It was cool of you to remember us and to send the photos which came out very well and which we'll treasure as a reminder of a very good (& interesting) time we had fishing with you on 1/29/93. Your enthusiastic brand of professionalism was just the right ticket for us, making our junket memorable. The backwater areas you showed us remain fixed in our minds as rather mysterious and naturally beautiful. We hope we can return soon and when we do, you can bet we'll look you up to go out again. With the "seasoning" you provided us we'll doubtless have an even more successful outing next time (A few more of those ornery critters might land in the boat!).

We cooked up those redfish fillets more or less as you suggested (we used orange juice) and they came out very tasty indeed! About 24 hours after we parted, those damn fire aunt bites began to itch like crazy and drove Mark nearly to distraction until a couple of days later when he discovered that a good soak in vinegar (of all things) twice a day, provided (the only) relief. (For future reference, if ever needed).

Some acquaintantces of ours - Dave + Kelly Kline, who seem like nice people, are going to be in your area in October. They said they wanted to do some serious fishing, so we're giving them your name and encouraging them to contact you. I'm sure you can show them a good time.

Give our best to Wayne at Creek Bait & Tackle for all the helpfulness he shared with us & good luck finding more of those secret fishing spots!

Our warmest thanks

Mark + Linda Goodman

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