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,
Anglers Choice
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My Charter Listings

Captain Jim Fortman – Ten Thousand Islands

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (94)
Naples
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trips from $400

Captain Jim Fortman - Wiggins Pass/Estero Bay

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (12)
Naples
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trips from $450

Fishing Reports

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4.8
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Zac S.
Oswego, IL
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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
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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
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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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Steve S.
Ashwaubenon, WI
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day First Responders (AM) on January 24, 2022
We picked one of the colder mornings of the year to head out and fish. The fish were slow to bite but we still had a good time. ...
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David G.
North Saint Paul, MN
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Afternoon with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (PM) on November 8, 2021
A great afternoon of fishing. We were thrilled with the fishing action and Captain Jim’s handcrafted rods. He put us on fish...
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