Here is a letter from Ronnie Cromer, Chairman-Senate, at the
Fish, Game and Forestry Committee.
"You operate a first-class, professional guide service."
Salt Water Sportsman Magazine
I wanted to let you how much
my sons and I appreciated your taking us out Saturday. We all had a great time
and hope to book you again at the end of September.
James W. Anderson
Moly what a fun day we
had on Saturday. That
was the best day of
fishing Jim and I have
ever had! You put us
on the fish and put the
right equipment in our
hands to bring them in
the boat. We
appreciate the tips we
picked up and look
forward to using them
the next time we get to
grab a rod!
This made the fourth year we have
fished with you. Each year seems to get better, if
that's possible. This year we missed having Haley
with us but we sure didn't miss the fish. David and
I can't remember a better fishing experience and are
already looking forward to next year. We couldn't
ask for a better Captain, thanks for a great time.
Dear Captain Rick,
I really enjoyed Friday fishing with you, my dad and my
grandfather. Fishing is always fun. Thank you so much for the
new fishing rod and reel. After we left, I caught another big fish
Thank you -
I wanted to let you know how much Alex, Neal and I enjoyed the charter on
Friday. You did a great job and put the time in up front to make sure everything
went well. I would be glad to recommend you as a guide.
My graduate thesis project deals with several aspects of red drum fishing in
South Carolina. Captain Rick has been a great resources into the world of
lowcountry inshore fishing. As soon as he heard about my thesis project, he
jumped right in. He filled out logbook information for over 100 redfish he
caught in the fall of 2004. This fall, 2005, when I was having a hard time
catching redfish, he volunteered to show me some spots. We had a great day on
the water, and we caught some nice fish! He is extremely knowledgeable about the
fish as well as the inshore waters around Charleston. I’ve met several of the
fishing guides in coastal South Carolina, and Captain Rick is by far the most
cooperative, reliable, and interested guide I have had the pleasure of
Julie Vecchio, Graduate Student, Marine Biology Program, College
My family and I were on a trip with you this summer. It was super hot, but we
had a blast! My experience was so exceptional I took fishing up as a hobby and
go at least a couple times a week with my boys at a local reservoir. I was
looking through a boat catalog(Trophy) and I saw you and your tournament winning
Just wanted to thank you again for the great trips. Lois will never forget the
40 inch Red Fish and I will never hear her stop bragging how she out fished me.
Small price to pay for a great day. As promised, I have attached photos we took
of the best.
We had a great time fishing last week. John and
I enjoyed our trip to visit Will and friends but the fishing trip was the
We look forward to doing it again.
We had a great time yesterday. Michael and his friend, Tony, can't stop
talking about the "best fishing trip they have ever been on". Just want to tell
you how much fun we had, and on top of the fun, the fish turned out good for
dinner. We will definitely look to go out with you the next time we are
Had a really good time last tuesday. I found your service to be excellent. I
would highly recommend you to anyone. Once again thank you for a great fishing
Thanks for great day of fishing...amberjack,spanish macks,grouper and two really
nice cobia to top it all off...couldn't ask for a better day on the water...it's
nice to fish with someone who knows what they are doing...hope to do it again
Sea Tow Charleston
Thanks for the fun and educational fishing day in Charleston on April 28th. You
really know your business!
Next time we visit Robby and the rest of the
family I will try to find enough time to schedule another trip.
"Put us on the fish AND taught us how to catch 'em. Great time! We hadn't made
it from the landing to our car before we were planning the next
Paul (and Kendall)
"What a memorable experience for us on the "great boatride" on the intercoastal
waterways of the Charleston Harbor. It was soooo beautiful. The best part of the
day was my "big catch", the spot tail bass (red fish). We are both ready to plan
our next trip to Charleston and you can be sure we will have a trip out with you
at the top of our list! I have attached a few photographs for you. Thanks again
for the wonderful experience."
"I would strongly recommend Captain Rick Hiott for inshore fishing in
Charleston. I can honestly say I was sore from all the red drum we caught. He
was courteous, friendly and most of all knew where to find the fish. Next time I
make a trip to Charleston I will definitely set up another trip."
Fort Mill, SC
Captain Rick, Just wanted to let you know what a great time my friends and I had
on our October fishing trip.This is the first time any of us have been on a
guided fishing trip and you truly impressed us all.Now we plan on making this a
once or twice a year event.All the big reds we caught were really
David Kellett and friends
My wife and I fished with you on August 30, 2003 and it was an experience we
will never forget. You took the time to explain things and for someone like my
wife who has never done any serious fishing, that makes it worth every penny.
You made every aspect of the trip enjoyable both with your knowledge and with
your personality. When someone books a trip with you, they not only get the best
day of fishing of your life, but you also get one of the greatest experiences of
your life as well. I would recommend Capt. Rick to anyone who is looking for the
best-of-the-best. As if the price isn't enough to get you to call this man up,
the experience is second to none. Thank you once again for the experience of a
life time, not to mention my wife's 39" bull red. You will definitely be getting
all of my fishing business from here on out.
Barry and Amy
Never did write a thank you. We had an excellant time! We will definately
charter with you again. Thanks again for a great time.
"My two sons gave me a fishing trip with Capt. Rick as a birthday/father's day
gift. We went out last Tuesday and had a great time. Caught a few giant reds and
some trout. Even though I've fished inshore for a few years I learned a few new
tricks. I've often seen posts here advising 'new' fishermen to hire a charter to
learn what to do and where to go, and I agree. We enjoyed our day with Capt.
Rick and I recommend his service. Thanks Rick!"
"Dear Captain Rick, I have been hearing fish stories from these two excited
guys. Harold had the best fishing trip ever, finally landing his big one that
all great fishermean dream of. James caught his biggest one also, I think. They
are ready to book another trip...this time when the mackerel are available. They
were very complimentary about you saying you know where to fish and you have a
great personality. I might have to join them the next time."
"Our fishing experience with Capt. Rick Hiott was awesome! WE had such a good
time. He showed us so much we had to learn, We have never caught such big fish
before, not to mention we couldn't get all the lines in the water before they
started biting! We caught six giant red drums! from 34"-39" It was fantastic! It
was great to learn the area and how to tag and release them. Capt. Hiott is a
truly great angler, very professional, and just a genuinely nice person, we felt
like he's been a friend for years! Can't wait to take my sister and some friends
out when they come to visit. We strongly recommend Capt. Hiott for your next
fishing charter, the charleston area has some great fishing and he's the one to
Thanks again Capt. Hiott for just a great day!"
"Our fishing charter with Capt. Hiott was excellent. My son Brad and I went
fishing with Capt. Hiott on 8/6/02. We caught many large ( 36 in. range red drum
) the fishing was never slow. It took over 2 1/2 hours to finally get 5 lines in
the water at once because we were constantly hooking up with fish. Capt. Hiott
is very knowledgable and professional, he made the trip a LOT of fun. I would
highly recommend Capt. Hiott to anyone who wants to catch a lot of BIG fish and
have a great time doing it. We also hooked up with several sharks and rays and
had a good time just trying to bring them in. It was evident that Capt. Hiott is
a true sportsman by the great care he took in handling, tagging and releasing
many of these fish for the enjoyment of future fishermen. I would definitely
charter with him again."
Tim Eakin (and Brad )
"Just wanted to thank you for showing my husband, Michael, and son, Brandon, a
great fishing adventure yesterday. They both came home to Aiken just raving
about how great you were and what a wonderful experience they had with you. I am
glad they got away together to spend some time fishing since they enjoy it so
much and I am especially happy they actually caught some fish this
Rick, I had a great time and was very impressed on the fish that we caught even
with the conditions as bad as they were. I now have an idea where to try to fish
in the Cooper and hopefully I will start catching a few fish.
for the experence and please use me for a reference.