An E-mail from Tom Ross

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!

Brandon, Florida

Captain Butch,

My lawyer will contact you this week. Both my wife and I are suffering from severe injuries suffered on the trip today (9/15/97) with you. We both have severe arm strains from fighting too many fish, too fast, and are suffering facial cramps because of all the smiling we are doing remembering the trip!

Unbelieveable Action!!! 45 reds, 8 snook, 2 trout and three jacks between 7:00 and 1:30. I've fished quite a bit and that one rally was as fast and big as I've seen. Pretty awesome when between us and your cousin's boat we had 5 fish on at a time - twice!

We had a great time. Loved the boat, the teaching, your style, and the fishing. Next time we'll have to try a few more spots so I can see more of Pine Island Sound. But then again,.....let's just get the fish!

Take care and stay in touch. I'd love to do some of that winter pothole fishing you spoke of (and see the area below mean low water in the late fall or winter) and try those beach snook next summer. If you have any ideas on the best pothole times, drop me a line.

Sincerely and Sorely!


P.S. My masculinity is still hurt by the fact that Tina caught the two keeper snook. I thought us guys would stick together!

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