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
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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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Duane M.
Elizabeth, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on October 12, 2021
Good trip, caught fish!
Duane M. recommends Captain Jim Fortman – Ten Thousand Islands
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Kyle G.
Petoskey, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

January fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Backwater Fishing on January 7, 2022
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Mary H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

August fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Backwater Fishing on August 20, 2021
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Zac S.
Oswego, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

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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Kristal E.
Kalamazoo, MI
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Caught a shark!

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (PM) on January 6, 2022
We had a good time. Captain Jim was knowledgeable of the area. Didn’t catch a lot of fish but did get an off-season shark...
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