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Ramer Fishing Charters

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Bokeelia, FL, USA
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Steve A wrote a review Jun 2020
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We started our adventure in the famed Boca Grande Pass, and it was packed with fishermen. Captain Jason ensured we were rigged up with what he felt was the bait of choice for the day, and explained what we would have to do to navigate through the packed fishery to get an
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Kagen C wrote a review Jun 2020
Cape Coral, Florida, United States19 contributions6 helpful votes
Hands-down the best fishing trip I’ve ever been on. I am a Florida native and have been on many great fishing excursions. Captain Ramer knows all the great spots. He was engaging, attentive, and a great conversationalist. I’ve never seen anyone bait a hook and take a fish off
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Wyatt A wrote a review Jun 2020
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I went out with some family to fish with Captain Ramer. I've grown in Fort Myers and fished the gulf all my life. My parents and their best friends have grown in Fort Myers and fished the gulf all of their lives, and still none of us can compete with Captain Ramer's knowledge on
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Date of experience: May 2020
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private427 wrote a review Jun 2020
Chicago, Illinois14 contributions4 helpful votes
In my opinion, find another guide. All day I told Jason where I wanted to fish. He said he had better places. Of course his places had no tarpon. Finally at the end of the trip, we went to the place I wanted and tarpon were all over the area. Then he rushed and said we have
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from JasonRamerFishing, Owner at Ramer Fishing Charters
Responded 2 weeks ago
Mr. Zausner It pains me to read your review. Jason puts not only his blood, sweat, and tears into our business but his love, passion, and dedication. I can tell you one of the best parts of my husband’s job is helping clients create happy memories that will last a lifetime. He does his best to make the overall experience a great one. Not only do we have many repeat clients but most become friends. Jason has been fishing these waters his entire life (43 years) and knows them better than he knows marked streets on land. Guiding is his full time job, it’s how he provides for our family. It’s not something he just does as a part time job or hobby. Unfortunately, there are going to be bad fishing days and not all Jason’s charters are going to be ones for the record books. Which sucks. We understand fishing charters are not cheap and your hard earned money could be spent on other things. But I promise you, when those less than stellar days happen Jason is walking away with more disappointment than the client. His reputation, and our livelihood, are on the line. We do not pay for advertising so our clients word of mouth is absolutely everything. I would like to address that your initial email to us said, and I quote “I will be the only one fishing and want to get tarpon, but won't be upset if we catch something else.” Followed by … “I like to fish tarpon where other people aren't and have my best luck in the gulf maybe a half mile off shore looking for pods of feeding tarpon. The only thing I don't like is chasing the migrating tarpon thru the pass following along with 100 other boats.” One of the hardest parts of a fishing guide’s job is dealing with unpredictable weather. The day of your charter the wind was not favorable. Winds were out of the east at over 25 knots so Jason brought you to the locations that were safe to fish for Tarpon. The day of your charter you suggested fishing in Boca Grande Pass (by far the busiest Tarpon spot in our area) which completely contradicted your initial request of not wanting to fish around "100 other boats." The conditions were not safe for anyone and the last thing Jason is willing to do is put clients, himself, or the vessel in harms way. While Tarpon can be found in Boca Grande Pass, the waves that day were close to 4-5 foot and from what I hear not many boats were in the pass because of the dangerous conditions. Later in the day when the winds died down and it was safe to enter Boca Grande Pass you had already surpassed the 6 hour mark of your charter. Considering you’ve fought a tarpon in the past you are aware that they could fight for well over an hour. If you had hooked a Tarpon at that point Jason would not have been able to stay out to see the fight through due to a prior commitment he needed to get to. I would also like to note, it is extremely rare that Jason fishes with any type of time constraints, but the week prior we had to purchase a new motor for the boat and it was due for a 20 hour service. This time of year Jason is on the water almost daily and the service had to get done. There was no getting around it. In your review you mention that you expected Jason to give you the best chance possible at catching a Tarpon. But what you failed to mention in the review is that you did in fact hook not just one, but two Tarpon during your charter. Considering you’ve fished for Tarpon before you know that just because you see Tarpon doesn’t mean they’re biting. I know, even without being on the boat myself that day, that Jason did everything possible while keeping safety in mind to try to get you a Tarpon. To rate your experience with Jason as a 1 star seems extremely harsh and unfair. Again, I’ll remind you in your initial email to us your EXACT words were “I will be the only one fishing and want to get tarpon, but won't be upset if we catch something else.” Followed by … “I like to fish tarpon where other people aren't and have my best luck in the gulf maybe a half mile off shore looking for pods of feeding tarpon. The only thing I don't like is chasing the migrating tarpon thru the pass following along with 100 other boats.” So per your initial request, Jason took you to spots that didn’t have 100 other boats, you hooked 2 tarpon, and then you turn around and give him a 1 star review?!?! I see this isn't the first time you've given a 1 star Trip Advisor review to a business. I would ask that before you go throwing out more 1 star reviews you please take a moment to consider how bad your experience truly was before you try to ruin someones reputation. Jennifer Ramer Co-Owner of Ramer Fishing Charters
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Jesse R wrote a review Mar 2020
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Hands down the best and knowledgeable captain on the fish industry. He put my family and I on some awesome fishing. I highly recommend fishing with Jason.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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