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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Chris B.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Jim

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (PM) on December 30, 2021
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Mark L.
Aurora, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day backwater trip.

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on July 27, 2021
Great time and Captain Jim was excellent for us beginners.
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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!
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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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Rick T.
Boiling Springs, SC
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day – Backwater Fishing (AM) on July 3, 2021
The tarpon hook up was awesome. We will be back with captain Jim again.
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