Captain
Jim Conant

Member since January 2015

Cape Coral, United States

Background
Captain Jim Conant started running guided fishing trips after retiring from the army, and now runs a successful business taking tourists and veterans around the beautiful Florida waters in search of great fish. Captain Jim truly loves guiding, and enjoys nothing more than helping people land their first fish and kindling their passion for the sport.
Techniques
Captain Jim likes using live bait such as Shrimp, Whitebait, Pinfish or cut baits, along with a handful of top water and mid-water lures.

Hey, I'm Captain Jim Conant

Cape Coral, United States
Background
Captain Jim Conant started running guided fishing trips after retiring from the army, and now runs a successful business taking tourists and veterans around the beautiful Florida waters in search of great fish. Captain Jim truly loves guiding, and enjoys nothing more than helping people land their first fish and kindling their passion for the sport.
Techniques
Captain Jim likes using live bait such as Shrimp, Whitebait, Pinfish or cut baits, along with a handful of top water and mid-water lures.
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Fishing Reports

Tarpon, Grouper Cobia

March 25, 2017

25 March 2017 Tarpon, Grouper, sheep and Trout It’s been two weeks since my last report and during that period we have been on quite a few different species and having to work harder to find them or get… Read Full Report →


Fishing North winds and fronts

October 27, 2016

Fishing North winds and fronts I was out fishing with a friend yesterday as the first real cold front really blew through SW Florida. Fishing was tough and I knew it would be but, it was the only time… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.82 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews

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Cape Coral, fl
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The one that got away was even bigger…really! Capt. Jimbo was great. He knows the lay of the waters like the pro he is. He knows not only where to fish but we avoided any algae or anything remotely associated with a possible bad fishing trip. Thanks Captain.

Fished August 2018

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 9, 2018

Thank you for your review Charley. YES the fIrst snook was at least a 40“  I would rather cancel a trip for my client than have a bad trip due Bad conditions.  See you next time.

Williamsburg, va
Went fishing on Friday, July 27, 2018

Fished July 2018

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 29, 2018

Thank you

United States
Went fishing on Friday, July 6, 2018

Great guide well equipped clean boat and right tackle and bait.  Jim put us on redfish and snook. I   recommend Jimbo

Fished July 2018

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 7, 2018

Thank you.

United States
Went fishing on Thursday, July 5, 2018

Fished July 2018

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 5, 2018

Thank you for your review.

Cape Coral, fl
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

What a blast we had today with Jim!

My good friend came down from Seattle and he fishes for Tuna up there, he was so impressed and could not believe how much fun we had in 4 hrs of fishing today!
Jim is the best fishing guide you could ask for and we were slaying the fish left and right and he was right there helping us out all the way. We went out at 7am and first netted the red fin bait fish and now we were ready to catch some fish! I have never caught a shark before and man do they ever put up a fight. The Spanish mackerel were hitting too, right when that bait hit the water the macks were nailing the bait.  I could go on and on with how much fun we had but you will have to experience it for yourself, it was EPIC!

 

Fished June 2018

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Thank you for your awesome review! The bite was great today.

Fernandina Beach, fl
Went fishing on Monday, June 25, 2018

Fished June 2018

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 26, 2018

I am sorry yesterday wasnt a good day for fishing. There were several factors such as storms moving in and offshore waters became to rough to have safe conditions for my clients. I tried to steer clear of storms and bad water areas. And made the trip an hour longer trying to get them on fish. They lost 3 big cobia offshore before we had to leave the area. And the inshore bite was also slow but did manage a hook up on a big jack. Safety of my clients in inclement weather is my priority. It was still my pleasure taking you all out and again sorry I couldnt make fish bite.

Westwood, New Jersey
Went fishing on Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Since the first boat we rented did not work out because it broke down, we were asked to try up Jimbo.  Captain was good.  Boat was very clean.  Marina was further away than we really wanted to go, but had no choice at that point.
Captain really tried to get us into fish, but with the wind and a red tide, the fish were just not biting.  Did the best he could with party of 5, we were suppose to be party of 6.

Fished February 2018

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Cape Coral, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, December 28, 2017

Fished December 2017

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, December 30, 2017

It was my pleasure, hope the redfish tasted good!


Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, December 28, 2017

Fished December 2017

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 1, 2018

It was my pleasure! thank you again. Bet you had a great redfish dinner!

Cape Coral, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Jim was a great and knowledgeable captain. He came prepared with ample equipment and bait and brought us to the perfect places to catch lots of fish. Weather permitting- you’ll have a great day

Fished December 2017

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Thank you for the review. It was my pleasure taking you all out.

Winter Haven, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, November 5, 2017

Great day! His communications were perfect for pick up and expectations. His boat was equipped with everything needed as well as safety instructions. He took us to multiple sites to fish for different types of fish. We all caught fish. An added plus were dolphins jumping along side of the boat.

Fished November 2017

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 18, 2017

It was my pleasure taking both of you out. Thank you for the review.

Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, November 3, 2017

Fished November 2017

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 18, 2017

It was my pleasure Artur. Hope to see you again when you return to Florida.

Tampa, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, September 24, 2017

Winds weren’t ideal for Reds and Snook, but Captain Jim put us on fish all day.  Had fun catching in a school of lady fish, bagged one limit of black drum, and kept busy with random snapper, cats, and a jack.  Jim really wanted to deliver a quality trip and was dedicated to making sure we were satisfied customers.

Fished September 2017

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 25, 2017

I aim to please all my clients,and it helps fishing a lot when the weather man isn’t wrong on his forecast.  Thank you for your review.


Cape Coral, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Although we didn’t catch as many as we hoped we had a blast. Jim did a great job moving us around to catch what we did.

Boat was great

Fished June 2017

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Cape Coral, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

Chartered the trip with my grandson who wanted to catch Red Fish. He caught 6. Capt JImbo knows what he is doing, knows where to find the fish, and was great with my 14 year old grandson.

Fished June 2017

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Paul it was my pleasure taking you and your grandson fishing. I truly enjoy getting kids to catch some nice fish.


Hollywood, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

Started early to beat the heat. Capt is very friendly and knowledgeable. always want to catch more fish but we were in the big ones but had several breakoffs. would definitely fish with him when in the area again. thanks for a great trip!

Fished May 2017

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

It was my pleasure taking you and your wife out and thank you for your business.


Miami, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, April 29, 2017

Captain was great. Boat was perfect. Knew where to catch the fish. Would highly recommend

Fished April 2017

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 1, 2017

It was fun. Glad y’all won your tournament


Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Captain Jim took us out on a nearshore fishing charter and we all had a great time.  The boat was like brand new and Captain knew the area very well and was very knowledgeable overall.  I recommend this trip to others looking for an alternative to deep sea fishing.

Fished April 2017

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Thank you for your review. It was my pleasure taking you all out and having fun.

Riverview, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Fished April 2017

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 13, 2017

It was a great day for Noah and son Hank.


Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, December 26, 2016

Great experience, had a blast.  Honor to fish with a Army Veteran.

Fished December 2016

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, December 29, 2016

It was my pleasure taking Rex out.

Cape Coral, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Jim was very knowledgeable and showed us a great time we had a variety of catches. Jim knows where the fish are at will go again next trip down

Fished March 2016

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Jim Conant (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 17, 2016

It was my pleasure taking y’all out. See ya next year.

Cape Coral, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Very knowledgeable, friendly Captain. Caught a lot fish, biggest were Reds 25-30” and a lot of Snapper. Was a cool December morning… we had a great time and will use Jimbos Charter gain.

Fished December 2015

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