"Richard Schmidt is one of the best fishermen and gentlemen that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and he is rapidly building a cliental of repeat customers. Richard was recently featured on Mark Sosin's Television series and will also appear on an upcoming episode of Southern Saltwater fishing. He is a graduate of Ole Miss in Marine Biology and worked briefly at the Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs and remains a really nice fella and very knowledgeable about flyfishing.
I highly recommend Richard for your referrals and would suggest that you book him and drive the short distance to Ocean Springs and have a great day fishing for Reds, Specks, Tripletail, Cobia, huge Jack Crevalle, Little Tunny or whatever quarry that you wish. Fishing with Chad Foster of ESPN's, "Flyfishing America", Richard deftly guided Chad through one of the most unforgettable Redfishing trips that you will ever witness. Look for that episode in 2003! Richard also recently guided Nick Curcione on a great flyfishing trip and I can personally attest to his skills. Richard guided Jeff Pierce (Mustad Hook Company) and I to the Chandeleur Islands where we caught and released over 60 redfish and Jeff also caught 5 beautiful Blacktip sharks on the fly.
Richard is a joy to fish with as well."
- Thomas L. Herrington
Ocean Springs, MS