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
(108 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
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 121 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (71)
80# Tarpon Dancing
Nice Redfish
Tarpon Action Shot
+68
Angler Rating
102
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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
89%
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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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Chris U.
Mishicot, WI
Good
3.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Good
3.0 / 5
Crew
Bad
2.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Jim

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on December 24, 2020
Jim is an experienced Captain. You should be too if you book with him. Overall,  we had fun, bite was slow though.
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Joseph S.
Stafford Township, NJ
Good
3.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Bad
2.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (PM) on March 11, 2021
Nothing was biting
Joseph S. does not recommend Captain Jim Fortman – Ten Thousand Islands
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Richard H.
Plymouth, Minnesota
Very good
3.3 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day in Ten Thousand Islands

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on March 1, 2018
Nice person. Beautiful day. $450.  Just didn’t catch any keepers.  A bunch of little catfish and baby sharks. Used mostly...
Richard H. does not recommend Captain Jim Fortman – Ten Thousand Islands
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Craig K.
Tuscaloosa, AL
Good
3.0 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Good
3.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on March 14, 2019
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