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Real life testimonials from some of our guests over the years. They are in no particular order. Enjoy.

 

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 Hi James, 
We have returned to our home in Louisa, Kentucky, and now it's hard to
            believe that we were really gone for three weeks!  The fishing trip was
            definitely a highlight and we appreciate all you did to make it so special.
            We will cherish fond memories of that day.
            Thank you so much!
            Norman and Sue 

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We found James to be a very knowledgeable and professional guide and would not hesitate to recommend his services.  He was able to put us on the fish in San Diego Bay.  Going to plan another trip very soon.

Jay A 

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 We came to Los Angeles to conference from Latvia, the North-East of Europe. And we got a chance to spend a day with James on water. What a good day, sharks and barracudas just on casting the lures and poppers. I really recommend James to anyone no matter are you experienced angler or just do it for fun. And James,! this year we have conference in San Diego and I will take couple of days to spend on the water - quest who should be our guide :)

Greetings from Riga!
Alvis              

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Fred P 

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Hi James, and thanks again for a good time yesterday. Both Marcus and I had a
blast and we were thrilled to actually catch some of those beauties that were
all around us. You certainly found where the fish were hanging out and we got
to see all the extras: whales, dolphins, seal, flying fish, mola mola, birds,
boats and beauty everywhere. I'd like to think I could make this an annual or
semi-annual event for each of my sons. That would put me there up to 4 times a
year! That would be great! I will definitely keep you in mind for next time, and
pass your name along if anyone asks. . Good Luck and thanks again. Bill
 
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Hello Capt. James,

Just saw you on prime ticket, fishing with Ronnie, Rob, Walt and Gene. They gave you credit saying, "you're a professional guide and local expert."

You took them to "the pipe", and made them all look good. Nice to see you getting the credit you deserve.
 
Hope your wife is doing good, still. How are the kids?
 
Well I hope to be able to fish with you again soon.
 
Good to see ya on TV.
 
take care,
Darren       

 
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James--wanted to tell you what a great time I had on 4/22--I really enjoy fishing with you. I may want to go in the bay next time.
Charlie           

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Dear Captain James,
I wanted to thank you for taking my son, Taylor, and I for an outstanding
fishing trip on San Diego Bay.  We truly enjoyed our time together catching
fish.  Your knowledge and hard work put us on the fish as we caught over 30 fish
on our half day trip.  You saved the best for last though, as I was able to
finally hook and catch a Bonefish with our last bait on my last cast!  Thanks
for a fun day of fishing.
Sincerely,
Chris
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Hiya Capt' James,
This is Terry. Went out with Henry last week. Just want to thank you for showing all the details on Bonefishing. We had a lot of fun.
 
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James Nelson worked hard to make our trip a memorable one.  He was good with my 12 y.o. grandson and put us on fish even though nobody was doing very well that day.  
I can recommend Capt Nelson without reservation to anyone whether they are just beginning or seasoned fisherman and women.
William
ps:
 James also tells some really corny jokes.
 
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Thanks James, we had a great time. Thanks for everything and I will be sure to refer you to others.

Thank you,
Gary        

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James,

I heard you off and on yesterday morning (on Mighty 1090AM) and I wanted to congratulate you on doing a great job of representing all of the guides who fish San Diego Bay and surrounding areas.  I thought you presented great information in a very understandable fashion.

Nice job,

Bob

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James--what a great day fishing and telling jokes.  I have been feeding almonds to my golf buddies all morning.  Planning my next trip now,
Charlie       

            
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Dear Captain James,
            I wanted to thank you for taking my son, Taylor, and I for an outstanding
            fishing trip on San Diego Bay.  We truly enjoyed our time together catching
            fish.  Your knowledge and hard work put us on the fish as we caught over 30 fish
            on our half day trip.  You saved the best for last though, as I was able to
            finally hook and catch a Bonefish with our last bait on my last cast!  Thanks
            for a fun day of fishing.
            Sincerely,
            Chris
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Captain James,
Thanks for the great time! Though the wind was up, your attitude and banter with my sons made for a great afternoon of fun. I know that we will cherish our time in the coming years because of the great day we had with you.

With appreciation,

Mark

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Dear Captain James Nelson,

 I just wanted to say thank you again. I had such a good time. It was so fun!!!!!:) I can't believe I caught 42 fish in all! You were such a great fishing guide. Thanks again, and see you next year!!!!!

Have a really good day!!!!!

Zachary  

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James,

Just wanted to drop you a note thanking you for our trip on Saturday, we're
all still talking about it.  It was one of the best fishing trips that I've
had all year and I believe Kent and Jose haven't had a trip that good.  I
don't think we could have asked for a better fishing day with the weather,
the fish bite and great company all around.  With four hours of "one more
pass" that kept producing, you just couldn't beat it.  I'm glad we did
catch and release for others to enjoy catching all those fish again, even
though I took the catch and release fishing a little too far by not even
hooking them on the bite for a while...  I hope your next clients have the
opportunity to have as many doubles on at one time and even triples.  If
I'm back in the area, I'll be looking you up to do it again and I think
Kent was talking about getting some friends together for another trip.

Let me know when you post on fishhound.com, I'll be looking forward to
seeing some of the videos.

Thank you again,
Brian

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Quick note to say thanks James. Great time on the water with you and I appreciate the effort and hard work you put forth to put me on fish.  I'll be giving you a call this spring when I'm back down and the offer stands to get you out up here. We can do a day on our bay for Stripers/Halibut and a day of river smallies. Sometimes its nice to pack up and get away for a few days to fish new water so keep that in mind.  Here are few pics from my trip http://bayareabackwaters.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html
 
Thanks again
 
Dave
 
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Thanks, can't wait till next year!

Eric and Terry
 
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Thanks again James,
      Jake and I had a great time fishing with you out on the bay. Let me know if you want to go ice fishing. But don't forget the secrect is you have to keep the worms warm.
Take Care.....Dan
 
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James,
My grandpa and I would just like to say thank you one more time for
our trip. We had a great time despite the weather. We're looking
forward to getting out to San Diego again, soon and will definitely
book another trip with you! It was a lot of fun and you're a great guy! 

Thanks again,
Chris

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It was funny you showed me the Rapala jigs, because when I got home I was looking at the December issue of Bass Masters, and they have a whole article about them.  Pretty interesting.
 
Don't forget to send me some of the articles you have wrote.
 
Thanks again!
Nathan
 
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To Capt. Nelson,
 
  Just a quick hi from Gilbert AZ. Have not forgotten the great day we had at Perris Lake up in Riverside County. We were fishing for largemouth, and it was spawn time, so we hit all the likely beds, for fish. Had an awesome day. Hauled out some good size fish that day.
  Anyway, my best to you and yours. When back out in San Diego area, count on a call to you for more fishing. Take Care.
 
Cordially,     Bob
 
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San Diego Bay is such a great fishery. We caught a fish about every ten casts on a Crankbait. - Jay   

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I would like to thank you for giving Nate and I a great day on the water. It was a special day for us both. We both enjoyed the fishing and conversation. If for some reason you ever get to Wisconsin let us know and we will return the favor.
Jeff and Nate.
 
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Wow! What an experience. I'll be back! - Harry 
 
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You need to raise your rates. - Jimmy
 
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You're very entertaining. It's like fishing with Robin Williams, or something. - Kelly
 
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