Captain
Jim Fortman

Member since July 2017 Naples, United States
Background
Capt. Jim Fortman is a Florida native who has been fishing the waters of South Florida for 40 years. Capt. Jim is also a knowledgeable guide, having studied Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Horticultural Science, and Agricultural Science at Broward Community College and Florida Atlantic University. Bringing friends and soon-to-be friends fishing and teaching them about the marine environment is his passion. Capt. Jim has also been designing and building custom fishing rods and jigs for over 25 years.
Techniques
Light tackle, spinning gear, live and artificial bait, fly fishing, back country, mangrove forest, sight fishing,

Hey, I'm Captain Jim Fortman

Naples, United States
Background
Capt. Jim Fortman is a Florida native who has been fishing the waters of South Florida for 40 years. Capt. Jim is also a knowledgeable guide, having studied Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Horticultural Science, and Agricultural Science at Broward Community College and Florida Atlantic University. Bringing friends and soon-to-be friends fishing and teaching them about the marine environment is his passion. Capt. Jim has also been designing and building custom fishing rods and jigs for over 25 years.
Techniques
Light tackle, spinning gear, live and artificial bait, fly fishing, back country, mangrove forest, sight fishing,

My Charter Listings

Captain Jim Fortman – Ten Thousand Islands

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(102 reviews)
Naples
 Last booking: 5 days ago
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Captain Jim Fortman - Wiggins Pass/Estero Bay

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(13 reviews)
Naples
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Fishing Reports

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 115 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Awesome fishing trip.
Awesome fishing trip.
Awesome fishing trip.
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Zac S.
Oswego, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best Captain in SW Florida

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on August 12, 2021
Captain Jim knows the everglades and the 10,000 islands better than anybody I’ve met in the area over the 10+ years that...
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Herbert B.
Canton, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Gorgeous Day Fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on September 28, 2021
Every type of fishing has various techniques that most of us have never experienced.  My guide helped by doing all the difficult...
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Scott F.
Louisa, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Capt Jim Fortman

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on September 22, 2021
My wife and I took a trip to Marco Island for a much needed vacation.  We have been on fishing charters all over the world....
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Cheryl L.
Rochester, MN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day First Responders (AM) on June 10, 2021
Definitely the highlight of the vacation!  Captain Jim knew right where to take us to ensure an active fishing experience. ...
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Daniel K.
Homer Glen, IL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with capt jim

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day First Responders (AM) on April 21, 2022
Had a great time. Windy and muddy conditions made the bite a bit tough, but Capt Jim worked hard to find us some fish. Would...
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