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Backwater Charters with Capt. Jim Fortman

Capt. Jim Fortman Photo
Capt. Jim Fortman Photo

I offer light tackle artificial and live bait backwater fishing in the Ten Thousand Islands and Naples. With every guided charter, which is crafted you and your needs, you're guaranteed to have a one-of-a-kind experience. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced angler, my goal is to have you leave with more knowledge than when you came aboard.

I have been designing and building custom fishing rods and jigs for over 25 years. Why is this beneficial to you? You will be using some of the best gear available. My rods are customized for casting, sensitivity, and action. All the rods are equipped with Shimano Reels and Power Pro Super 8 line, giving my anglers the advantage. My custom tackle jigs, popping corks, and spoons are built with extra flash to entice the fish. 

My primary location is out of Port of the Islands Marina. We will fish out of North Naples Wiggins Pass and other locations in the mid-week and summer months. I also offer captain services for offshore deep water fishing from your vessel.

  • Backwater Fishing
  • Natural Wildlife Viewing
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