An E-mail from Ron Jones

A true fishing testimonial from a HAPPY BarHopp'R client. Read about Ron and Larry Jones'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.

Hi, Butch

Tell the Bozo who is questioning your fishing reports to email or call me. Our trip was wonderful and you are as knowledgeable on fishing as anyone I have ever met and I've been fishing the Florida waters since 1957. I learned a ton and am excited to return next year. As to fish counts, you were meticulous to insist that we kept track of our catch and the 55 fish you reported online from our trip was right on. If we had stayed at stick beach we would have caught 75 to 100 snook and if we knew your techinique in advance it would have been twice that many. Anyone can hook up at stick beach but it takes technique which you taught us mixed with a little skill to land them.

As to redfish, my brother and I though we were pretty good but did you open our eyes. Our experience was all in the bush but the flats are hot as a pistol if you know your technique. I can imagine some people would fish the flats a lifetime and never hook a red unless they know your methods. And I aplaude your willingness to teach and share you vast knowledge with others. As you told me, if you find me fishing your hole, you'll just pull up next to me and join in the fun. You even went out of your way to help teach and assist another guide the day we fished.

I referred Jim Mabry who owns Mabry Brothers Electric in Ft. Myers to you. He is a great red fisherman but I told him your trip was not to be missed.

I beleive that our trip created a lifetime friendship and look look forward to returning in future years. Feel free to reproduce this email or give others my phone or email. Call me on next May's dates.

Tight lines.

Ron Jones

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