An E-Mail from Dr. Ken Overturf

A true fishing testimonial from a HAPPY BarHopp'R client. Read about his 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 a real bargain!
Tallahassee, Florida

Hello Butch,

You wanted me to write you after I got back up here to Portland, and tell you how the tarpon fishing went. Sorry that it has taken so long, but you would not believe all the junk I have had to catch up; on.

As far as the tarpon fishing went, you were right, and we were among 30-40 other boats jigging two deep holes in the ocean. Then in the afternoon we used crabs in the current. I was on the water for 9 hours, and in that time had one bite, the good thing was that the bite turned out to be a 80-90 LB tarpon. It took about 20 minutes to land the fish, and my arms were dead. I believe only 4 or 5 fish were caught that day, and I can't say that I would do it again, but it was fun to do once.

But, if I am ever back down that way, I would definitely want to go out snook fishing with you again on your boat. In the meantime, I will practice casting small weights etc. Once again, I want to thank you for a great time, and I am still waiting on those photos, anxiously.

Take care, and you'll probably hear from me again at some point.

Redfishless,

Ken

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