Rick is a good guy, and I tried to hook up with him the first time I went to Sarasota/Anna Maria a few years ago. He was booked, so referred me to a friend, Capt. Jim Klopfer instead. Since that time, Jim and I have become friends and I have fished with him each of the past four years, including this May when Rick was out with us chasing tarpon.
You can reach Jim Klopfer at (941) 539-6029. Great guide and even better guy.
I know that last fall they had some outstanding fishing in the area with albies tight to the beaches along with jacks and spanish mackerel. Jim landed an 80 lb. tarpon in the Bay on light spinning tackle (accidental catch - fishing for redfish and trout).
If you call, tell him I said "hello."
- Bob Popeo
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