Client Testimonials

"Thanks again for the trip at El Capitan Reservoir on February 8th.  Despite the cold, wind, rain, and hail, you managed to find the pattern for putting fish in the boat! I learned a lot about California bass fishing while we were at it and I appreciate the tips I picked up from you on drop shotting.  I'm excited to put those tricks to practice as soon as the ice melts out here in Massachusetts!"

Brian Luccini of Franklin, MA

"Thanks again for the nice trip to El Capitan! I learned a lot and will try to use it back home! I'm back in Switzerland now and wanted to let you know that I posted a short review of my trip in a swiss online forum. You find it here: http://www.haken.ch/topic/2255/the-american-way-of-fishing.html#r44449. The text is in german but you might want to take a look at the pictures. I got quite a lot of feedback from other users and everyone is jealous :)"

Jerome, Switzerland

"Thank you so much for the great time fishing yesterday. I really learned a lot from you and as you know I really enjoyed the drop shot. I know what to work on, casting and easy hook set and that will keep me busy for a couple of months. Then we will go out again for something new. Thanks again, I will recommend you to all my fishing buddies. Good luck in your upcoming tournament!!!!"


Hey Jim I was just thinking of our fishing trip last year for my birthday.  Just wanted to let you know we had an amazing time! We couldn't have asked for a better guide! Thanks, hope you and your family are well.

Pam Ripley

"Thank you very much Jim for the great time fishing at lake Otay. We have learned a lot about bass fishing and I caught my first bass (and several more). Guiding, boat and equipment on highest possible level! Thanks again and hope to have another trip in the future"

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Hi Jim – We had a fantastically awesome time and will most definitely be back on the water with you again in the future! Chris found you to be exceedingly knowledgeable, professional, and helpful. He really enjoyed his time on the water with you catching lots of fish! Chris says the fight for the 30-pound blue catfish was his most memorable, right up there with landing all those bass!

Thanks again for an awesome adventure, Heather and Chris

I had the pleasure of fishing with    Jim in early February. We fished El Capitan. The weather conditions made the bite difficult. Despite that we did well , caught nice fish and clearly did much better than the other boats on the lake. I fish in a lot of locations and have used a lot of guides. The best measure of a guide is how hard he works to find you good fishing in tough conditions. He worked hard and moved us to multiple locations and used different rigs until we found the best combination. He is also a good guy who is fun to fish with. Jim clearly has a real passion about fishing and guiding but is easy going at the same time. I highly recommend him and will be using him again.

Richard, Cleveland Ohio

Cheers Jim,1st class on every level we had a great time and appreciated your hard work, great to have a pro putting us on fish all day. We'll be back next year! Pray for rain!!

Kevin Brazil, Jackson Hole Whyoming

Jim provides a top notch guiding service!  I reached out to Jim after finding him on sdfish.com  I like to fish but i would rarely catch anything.  I booked a guided trip with Jim for my brother and I and he had us on the fish immediately.  I got bit on my fist cast and we ended the half day trip with 19 fish between my brother and I. I highly recommend Jim if you are considering a guided tour or any lessons. He is very personable, professional, and knowledgable.  The best money i have spent fishing by a long shot!!
Thanks again!
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Call/text: 619-857-7173

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