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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Frank W.
Naples, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Backwater Fishing on April 23, 2018
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Jim I.
United States
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Jim

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on March 18, 2019
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Mike I.
Hendersonville, TN
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on February 7, 2019
Boat was a little tight for 4 big guys, otherwise a great trip.
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Sue M.
Ashwaubenon, WI
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with captain Jim

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on March 13, 2019
Had a great time with captain Jim. He knows the area and where to find the fish. He was very patient with a first time fisher...
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Charles P.
New Albany, OH
Very good
3.7 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing Trip March 31, 2018

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on March 31, 2018
My grandson and I had a great time fishing with Captain Jim.  He worked hard to put us on fish and we caught several fish...
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