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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    Full Day Trip (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $850
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    Afternoon Sunset Express
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
43 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
11 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

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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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
Visa
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
Mastercard
Cash

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

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Robert S.
Naples, Florida
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Full Day Trip - November 14, 2019

November 14, 2019
Tim is an awesome captain and outstanding fisherman.  He effortlessly caught bait in the morning and within a few minutes,...
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Ellie C.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Great day spent with Captain Tim

July 26, 2019
Captain Tim is an eager, experienced, and all around great fishing guide. Not only does he bring you to the spots that you’ll...
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Tallie B.
Naples, Florida
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Great day fishing!

August 14, 2019
Ive lived in Florida my entire life, spending most of my weekends and holidays on the boat either fishing, or just enjoying...
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Brian C.
Houston, TX
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Half Day trip with Captain Tim

VERIFIED   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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Jeff A.
Tampa, FL
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VERIFIED   NEW  March 15, 2020
Captain Tim was amazing with our 7 year old.  Perfect style for a new fisherman.
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