An E-Mail from Tom Stephens

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

Hi Butch,

It's Tom Stevens from Tallahassee--the one with the Bronco that died at the ramp. We had a great time fishing with you in June. We learned a lot, but had a lot of fun. Had to have a new transmission-$1800, but that's the way it goes, I guess.

We had a good week at Casey Key, and caught more snook up there. We never did hook a tarpon, but saw a couple get hooked up. My loran also went out, so we couldn't fish offshore, but, oph well.

My son Tommy really liked you and enjoyed the fishing a lot. He decided to go to Sea School and see if he could get his license, and maybe make a few bucks while he paints. I wish I were him fishing and painting--what a life. He passed his test and is waiting for his license. He will be fishing the bay in Sarasota. Of course, he doesn't want to fish every day--which I don't think he will anyway-cause of his art. I'll get him to send you a card when he gets them printed and maybe he can take you out in Sarasota. I'll see it's a free one. I'm sure he would enjoy it and learn from you. Call him sometime when you are home---941-358-9701. I enjoy your fishing reports, and wish I could be there forever fishing for those snook. I love catching them. I guess cause they don't live here. Have a good fall, and maybe we can get together again soon. Thanks for your inspiriation you gave Tommy. I hope he can do well in both his careers.


Tom Stephens

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