Captain
Forrest Vincent Hemingway

Member since March 2015

Naples, United States

Background
Living near the water in the Canal Zone, we learned how to enjoy everything about the sea. Our uncle showed us how to snorkel, scuba dive, spearfish, and even how to find treasure and old relics underwater. I have lived in Naples, Florida for 28 years, and have been fishing professionally for over 10 years. I became a captain as an excuse to go fishing all the time. I am very passionate about the sea and sea life, and still enjoy it immensely.
Techniques
Offshore bottom fishing and backwater light tackle

Hey, I'm Captain Forrest Vincent Hemingway

Naples, United States
Background
Living near the water in the Canal Zone, we learned how to enjoy everything about the sea. Our uncle showed us how to snorkel, scuba dive, spearfish, and even how to find treasure and old relics underwater. I have lived in Naples, Florida for 28 years, and have been fishing professionally for over 10 years. I became a captain as an excuse to go fishing all the time. I am very passionate about the sea and sea life, and still enjoy it immensely.
Techniques
Offshore bottom fishing and backwater light tackle
Angler's Choice
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My Charter Listings

 
Naples
trips from
US$ 400

Fishing Reports

Nearshore fishing

April 01, 2016

A windy and choppy day. Found some close in spots that were full of nice size weak fish aka (sugar trout). The Spanish mackerel bite was also on. Got some baby black-tip sharks on the boat. Made for great… Read Full Report →


Nearshore fishing

March 20, 2016

Headed offshore with the dubbs family and had our limit of mangrove snapper. Also caught some big King Mackerel and Spanish mackerel.Sharks and dolphin were eating our catch if you weren't fast enough. Read Full Report →


passes loaded with pompano

March 17, 2015

All week the passes around south ft Myers and Bonita Springs are loaded with pompano snapper sheephead and more .mornings and afternoons are both producing.You have to go light with the tackle and shrimp seems to be the desired… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing

March 15, 2015

Great day on the water. Lots of fish. Over 10 different species caught. Two species of Grouper ,snapper, porgies,Spanish mackere,l King mackerel,silver grunt ,shark.Very calm day ,sunny and warm .Went out 7 miles and fished a few different spots… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.76 out of 5 stars from 44 reviews

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Lenexa, ks
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

What a great day!! The captain was very professional and courteous. My father is fragile and he took care of him like he was his own father. We will use him every year!! Thank you F. Vincent

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Marco Island, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, April 13, 2018

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New York, ny
Went fishing on Friday, April 13, 2018

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Naples, fl
Went fishing on Friday, April 6, 2018

great day on the water w/ cap’n vince.  he was very focused on finding where the fish were and helping us get them on our hooks.  would recommend.

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Camp Hill, al
Went fishing on Friday, March 30, 2018

What a day for us. Captain V is definitely one of the best captain in this area, he is a patient, ardor, knowledgeable and amiable expert. He perfectly navigates us to the right places at the right time, and cooperates us to get the keepers. He will call you earlier to confirm the weather and fishing condition. And he is so kind that he extended the fishing time for us!!! We caught like 60 fish includes 19 keepers (with a delicious flounder) and a nice angel shark in only four hours. He prepared snacks and drinks and tons of good jokes for you! It was an enjoyable day with such awesome captain.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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Marco Island, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Great trip great captin Vince. He did a great job with our kids, solid instruction,  polite, and got us into some fish!

Would book again with Vince, next time for tarpon!

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Fort Myers, fl
Went fishing on Monday, March 26, 2018

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Bala, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Monday, March 26, 2018

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Naples, fl
Went fishing on Sunday, March 25, 2018

Our family of 5 enjoyed our half day fishing adventure. The boat was clean, the captain was very nice, and we caught enough fish for a delicious dinner.

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Saint Joseph, mo
Went fishing on Friday, March 16, 2018

Went back water fishing it was like fishing a lake I like deep sea fishing better this was my choice but probably won’t go back water fishing again Capt tried to get us into fish but wouldn’t cooperate caught one keeper

Larry Todd does not recommend Hemingway Fishing Adventures

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Naples, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Clinton Township, Michigan
Went fishing on Thursday, January 11, 2018

Captain Vince was very knowledgeable about fishing in the area. I never had a captain work as hard as he did to make sure we caught fish. We caught and kept multiple species that were in season and threw back a lot of out of season or under size fish. The fishing action was very lively with almost nonstop hits. I highly recommend Captain Vince for a day on the water.

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Naples, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Went fishing on Saturday, January 20, 2018

We had a wonderful time with Captain Vincent!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, January 6, 2018

We had a great day of fishing! Captain Vince put us on the fish and we all had a great time! We caught black drum, sheepshead, speckled trout, snapper and catfish. We had enough keepers (skillfully fileted by Captain Vince) to have a nice fish dinner for the four of us!

John V

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Naples, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, January 5, 2018

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Hollywood, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, December 31, 2017

Vincent was pleasant and friendly. We will definitely book with him again

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Naples, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, December 29, 2017
Richard Emond does not recommend Hemingway Fishing Adventures

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Hollywood, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, December 29, 2017

We were supposed to do backwater trip did inshore caught trout. We have done several trips in the area that were much better and cheaper. Our trip was supposed to be 4 hrs and it was only 31/2 and the fish were cleaned horribly.

Jeffrey Lovell does not recommend Hemingway Fishing Adventures

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

Our family of four had a wonderful half day adventure with our captain, Vincent.  We were able to fish in multiple spots with beautiful scenery ,dolphins, numerous species of birds and a manatee. We caught dozens of fish and Vincent was so knowledgeable in all the varieties we caught. One of my favorite moments was when 3 of us were hauling in a fish at the same time. He filleted all of the trout we kept and now we can look forward to a fish fry!

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Naples, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, December 23, 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Bonita Springs, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, October 20, 2017

Great morning fishing with Captain Hemingway.  Lots of different fish but we slated the Pampano.

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, August 10, 2017

My wife and I had a great trip with Captain Vince today. He is knowledgeable, professional and a terrific fishing coach. We caught lots of snapper and mackerel, and a barracuda. We’d recommend him to anyone who wants a great half day trip. And, we’re already planning our next trip in a few weeks!

Dana M

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Great experience for myself and my family. Captain Vinny was an extremely knowledgeable, professional and entertaining guide. We had a wonderful time, the fishing was awesome!... A great memory for the kids!

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

This was the best fishing and best captain that I have had in all my fishing experience!

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Estero, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nice, friendly and very professional. He knows his job and does it well.

The 4 fishermen
Ken, Jenny, Zack and Amberlee

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Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, May 12, 2017

Very professional and knowledgeable! We wanted shark and we got shark. The only thing we regret is not spending more time with him catching fish in the beautiful waters.

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Naples, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, April 6, 2017

The weather was too windy to go offshore, but we had a great time in the backwaters.  Everyone caught fish, and Captain Vince was great—very helpful and patient.  Would recommend!

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Riverview, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Our family had a wonderful time with Hemingway Fishing Adventures.  Vincent did a spectacular job working with the kids and getting them on fish throughout the day.  He handled an unexpected change in the winds well and relocated us to a more friendly setting.  We all are looking forward to going out with Vincent again the next time we come to SW Florida.  Thanks Vince!

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Cape Coral, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Booked last minute through fishingbooker.com
planed to go out to the gulf but it was cold windy day low and it was only day we could go.
Re thought the plan and stayed in the mangroves
Vince found the fish and whole family had a great time. 
Many charters cancelled on this day.  We would have if we had another choice but Vince provided a day we will long remember

Thanks

Jonn Appold

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Naples, Florida
Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

We had an amazing day!! Captain Vince was very accommodating and so nice to us three “old ladies!”  He showed us everything we needed to know and we caught tons of fish - even some keepers. He was so nice we decided to do it again soon. Such a special day! Unforgettable!!

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Cape Coral, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, February 27, 2017

Fun fishing trip.  Caught many fish…..Captain Vince was a great skipper - very good at instructing us on how to feel the bite.  Would do this again.

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Naples, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

We had a multi-generational crew, and Captain Vince was accommodating to all needs.  He was friendly yet professional, and I have never seen a cleaner boat.  Because of our varied crew, we wanted to do a variety of activities, and Captain Vince managed to use our time to let us do it all:  fish, explore, skim the waves, enjoy the scenery, eat a picnic lunch, swim and see dolphins, shorebirds, and beautiful mangroves. Hope to do it again soon!

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, February 9, 2017

We had 3 fishermen, all with different levels of expertise. And all with different old age maladies. Capt. Vince was patient, knowledgeable, and ready to assist everyone in having a great time. Weather slowed the fishing a little but we all caught our dinner and had a great time. Oh yeh, and we had a free porpoise show alongside the boat.!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Great day with Cpt. Vince, my 16 yr old son and a friend. Perfect weather and a lot of fun on the reef. Lost a few large Gag Groupers when we were too slow but that’s cause we’re rookies! Highly recommend Hemingway fishing tours!

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Cape Coral, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, April 29, 2016

We had a great time with captain Vince Hemingway. He put us right on the fish and we caught a bunch while also catching some sharks and playing with a dolphin.  Our next trip with Captain Vince will be in-shore.  Ken and Lisa Fulghum

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United States
Went fishing on Sunday, April 24, 2016

Not too many fish but Captain Vince got an A+ for effort!  He tried everything he could to find us a good spot where the fish were!  Beautiful day and nice way to celebrate my husbands birthday!

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Walpole, Massachusetts
Went fishing on Friday, April 8, 2016

vincent did everything he could to assure that we had a first class experience

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Trenton, New Jersey
Went fishing on Friday, April 1, 2016

Great time, great boat, mad skills.

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Naples, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, April 4, 2016

Went to near offshore fishing areas with Captain Vince. Weather was great, slightly overcast and seas were calm. Fished three different spots and caught at least 11 different kinds of fish. Captain Vince gave us good instructions and took care of everything on the boat. Got plenty of fish to eat and fried them up the same day-great tasting! Overall, just an excellent day of fishing with a knowledgeable captain!

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Bonita Springs, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Beautiful day lots of fun had by all. I would do this again if time allowed.

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United States
Went fishing on Friday, January 1, 2016

This family of four had a great New Years Day fishing!  Vincent was friendly and worked hard so we could have a enjoyable time. We’ll definitely look him up again when we return to Naples again next year.

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