“My friend Doug and I hired Richard to guide us as first time fishermen on Putah Creek. We paid him for the full day, and without him it would have been extremely difficult to even begin to fish this difficult but exciting venue. Richard showed us how to rig up, where to drop in, and how to improve our casting technique in close quarters. He also provided a delicious lunch, some interesting stories, and a lot of enthusiastic advice and encouragement. I was lucky enough to hook into one rainbow and to land another, both about 12" to 14" long and full of fight. I would not hesitate to recommend Richard to anyone interested in learning how to fish Putah Creek. While he can't guarantee you'll catch fish, your chances of doing so will be much better with him than without him!”
- Bill S. , Menlo Park, CA
“I didn't know that Putah had rainbows this big, and so close to home too.....Had a great time. I've been with other guides and Richard is one of the most passionate, excited and attentive that I've met. Highly recommended for all skill levels, beginner through expert. The better you are, the more you will catch, and Richard has a very patient, teaching heart, so everyone will learn something.”
- Chris B.
“We had the pleasure of fishing with Richard in late September and wow, did he deliver! Although the fish were a little finicky, Richard was patient with his teaching and had us both up and fishing in no time! Very knowledgeable about the area and the fish. Next thing we knew, a half day trip turned into a full day -- we had such a great time! If you are looking for something off the beaten path in Napa, definitely give Richard a call! He won't disappoint!”
- Erin & Chad S.