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
(103 reviews)
Naples
 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 116 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (64)
Great Florida experience
Great Florida experience
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
89%
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Elise B.
Marco Island, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Jim

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on May 19, 2022
Elise B. recommends Captain Jim Fortman – Ten Thousand Islands
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Malcolm F.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on May 10, 2022
Malcolm F. recommends Captain Jim Fortman – Ten Thousand Islands
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Roger P.
Hedgesville, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on May 2, 2022
Roger P. recommends Captain Jim Fortman – Ten Thousand Islands
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Carol S.
Natick, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Jim

VERIFIED   Half Day First Responders (PM) on March 17, 2022
Carol S. recommends Captain Jim Fortman – Ten Thousand Islands
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Tom D.
Wilmington, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Backwater Fishing on February 20, 2022
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