An E-mail from John Murray

A true fishing testimonial from a HAPPY BarHopp'R client. Read about John Murray's 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, Pine Island, and occassionally, Sarasota Bay.
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Butch,

We made it back home a couple of hours ago and it is chilly and probably as windy as Fort Myers.

Thanks for the pictures you sent to me and I also enjoyed the fishing report. I really did have a blast Tuesday, despite the conditions. I received a tremendous education in salt water fishing with circle hooks. Some habits are hard to break. We use 6 or 8lb. mono and it breaks if you horse the fish but those Snook need to be shown who the boss is, and if I was shown a lesson it's "REEEEEEEEEEL, Pump, REEEEEEL"!

I can promise you that next spring we will return, and we will fish together again. I wouldn't miss it for the world. I did have the Snook broiled and it was pretty good, but Friday night I had the other side blackened and it was right out of this world.

Next stop -------- Redfish.

Thanks again for a great day.

John

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