Southern Gentlemen Backcountry Fishing

Based out of Naples, Southern Gentlemen Backcountry Fishing is happy to travel to any boat ramp in this prime fishing corner of Florida to get you on the water. From the backcountry and flats to the reefs offshore, there’s something for everyone, so come aboard and test your skills.

Captain Tim Rushing is a 4th-generation Florida native and knows the area like the back of his hand. He is only too happy to show you the waters from the Everglades to the Pine Island Sound. With such experience behind him, he knows all the tricks of the trade and will do everything he can to help you fill the boat.

Step aboard the 18’ Maverick Master Angler flats boat and see for yourself. Up to 4 guests are welcome and you can all fish at the same time. The deck is covered with custom Seadek foam, so you can take your shoes off and relax as you fish. Capt. Tim will even provide water and Gatorade, and feel free to bring to your own food too.

Using the latest Loomis, St, Croix, Shimano, and Quantum gear, you’ll have everything you need for a productive day on the water. Try bottom fishing or fly fishing from the flats to the reefs, and get ready for a thrilling day out.

These waters are full of the most sought-after inshore fish in the country, and you’ll go after them all. Test your skills to attract the bite of beauties such as Snook, Permit, Tarpon, and more. But the hard work is just getting started. Along with Sharks, Grouper, Snapper, and Redfish, they’ll all put up a fight to get off your line.

Try catching and releasing most of the protected species, but Capt. Tim will be only happy to clean and fillet whatever you’d like to take home. All he asks is that you bring your own cooler to take the fish home with you.

And that’s it, there’s nothing left for you to do. With year-round fishing from the legendary backcountry to the open waters offshore, there’s never any need to miss out. Come aboard Southern Gentlemen Backcountry Fishing for a thrilling day out!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    There's nothing quite like the thrill of hunting the water by night. Come aboard this trip and spend 8 hours under the cover of darkness going up against some of southwestern Florida's biggest and brightest fish. get in touch with your captain before going to determine the departure time, as fishing at night is dependent on the tides. No matter when you go, though, you're in for an exciting experience as you battle it out with tough-fighting Snook, Tarpon, and Sharks, and some more tasty creatures too.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Make the most of your time in southwest Florida and spend 8 hours on the water. A full day at sea gives you the best chance to discover what fishing here is really all about, as you explore a range of fishing grounds from the river to the open seas. Test your skills and strength as you try bottom fishing, or even fly fishing to land beauties such as Pompano, Snook, Trout, Redfish, Tarpon, and Sharks. These prized creatures will all make you work hard for your catch, so get ready for an intense workout.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Spending 6 hours on the water will give you plenty of time to explore a range of productive fishing grounds out of Naples. From the backcountry and flats to the nearshore reefs, there's no end to what you can catch. Test your bottom fishing skills and put your strength through its paces, as you target a range of monster fish that call these waters home. Go after Snook, Redfish, Pompano, Sharks, Snapper, Trout, and even Tarpon as you combine thrills with tasty rewards.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Get out on the water first thing in the morning and catch that arly bite, as you flex your muscles and go after some prized fish in incredibly productive waters. From the backwater and flats to the nearshore reefs, you'll test your bottom fishing skills against beauties like Snook, Redfish, Snapper, Grouper, Sharks, and even Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    The fish don't care for the time of day, so why should you? It'se never too late to get on the water, so come aboard after work and target some of southwest Florida's prized creatures in the dark. From 6 P.M. to 10 P.M., you'll test your skills against such beasts as Snook, Tarpon, Permit, Redfish, Sharks, and many more, on what promises to be an intriguing, thrilling, and productive night out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Fishing is good all day out of Naples, FL, so there's never any need to miss out. Come aboard in the afternoon and try to land yourself something delicious to take home for dinner. You'll relish the chance of a hearty, well-earned meal after an intense workout against monsters such as Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and Sharks, so come prepared for a workout and a productive day out.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 1
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Let's go out and test your skills tossing ultra light lures at the snook lights in Naples Bay or Marco Island and hammer snook, redfish, tarpon and trout. These fun trips go by rapidly as you sight cast to fish that are swirling and feeding under dock lights. We can use live bait, but its really fun to stay relatively clean and dry as we cast and finesse the fish. Thus us a fun speciality tide senitive style if fishing so nake sure to reach out and let's talk!
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Sunset Express
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Sometimes you just want to get out and catch fish for a few hours and watch the sunset. This trip is for you. I will show up with the bait ready to go fish. We will fish close spots that will keep the rods bent the entire time, without any long boat rides to kill the time.
  • Private trip
    Morning 3 Hour Express
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    I will have bait ready and we will begin fishing right away. No time wasted on the ride and efforts to catch bait.
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About the Captain

Tim Rushing
Naples, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
79 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2019
I have fished every single nook and cranny of Florida since I was old enough to walk, and I have spent my entire life wanting to become a charter captain and help people experience the excitement and admiration for backwater fishing and the coastal waters of Southwest Florida. Unforturnately college and a construction career, that culminated in running my own company as a certified general contractor, kept me busy. But it also allowed me lots of freedom to fish tournaments, and develop a network of prominent guides and fishing partners and develop my skills as a boater and fisherman. Family life only made it better, as I got to watch my three daughters blossom into super fishermen, and and the past 22 years of taking boat loads of kids and family in the boat has created a patient, consciensious captain. Let me take you on a trophy hunt, family day of fishing, or both in my 18 Maverick Master angler with state of the art features, and high end fishing equipment

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Permit Permit
Pompano Pompano

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Maverick Master Angler (Flats boat) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4-Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Sweet Late Fall Afternoon Fishin
Sweet Late Fall Afternoon Fishin
November 24, 2020
Kim from Annapolis booked her boys Alex and Graydon for an afternoon of fishing, dropped em at the ramp, and I knew I was gonna like these kids the minute they got in the boat with no cell phones! They came ready to fish, and wanted their first snook. Well, that happend times double digits at the first two spots. I love afternoon charters, especially when we have no back end constraints and can literally fish till the noseeums and the dark force us to leave the fish biting for a sweet twilight ride through the mangroves with some Van Halen ripping through the crispy fall air! I think these two guys agreed, and were feeling good, with bent rods and lots of fish fin pokes and scrapes from a helluva productive afternoon! #naplesflorida #naples #naplesfishing #kidswhofish #kidfishing #naplesinshorefishing #naplescharterfishing #naplesguide #snook #snookfishing #jackcrevalle #livebait #southerngentlemenfishing
Variety Pack in Naples
Variety Pack in Naples
November 22, 2020
Had a busy morning today with the Colp Brothers from Miami, and their two boys, slinging pilchards in Naples...the big 'little tunny' and Bonita are all over the beaches crashing bait, the Snook are in the bays, docks and mangroves, and the jewfish were chewing back in the creeks...that all makes that 75 minute drive well worth it! #snook #snookfishing #jewfish #golaithgrouper #goliathgrouper #bonita #littletunny #livebait #naplesflorida #naplesfishing #naplesinshorefishing #naplescharterfishing #naplesguide #southerngentlemenfishing
Afternoon of Girls Pounding Snook!
Afternoon of Girls Pounding Snook!
November 16, 2020
Took Jules and Samantha from Naples out on an afternoon trip and flat out put the beat down on the snook, with 25 or so caught in 3 hours! All the snook in the pictures are different fish! The live bait is thick and plentiful, and the outgoing tides have just been fantastic for nice afternoons of nothing but smiles and bent rods! Let's book a trip and put you on 'em before the cold weather gets here!

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Randall E.
Atlanta, Georgia
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VERIFIED   Morning 3 Hour Express on July 6, 2020
Captain Tim was awesome. My 8 yr old grandson was very busy! Mangrove snapper, snook, grouper and evening a shark! He can’t...
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Kimberly K.
Annapolis, Maryland
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Houston, TX
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VERIFIED   Morning 3 Hour Express on February 20, 2020
My little man fell in love with Captain Tim.  He made sure he sat next to the Captain on the ride back from fishing. ...
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Valeriy A.
HALNDLE BCH, FL
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Fun fishing in Naples!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 21, 2020
Great professional service! Lots of fun and sport fishing!
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