Captain Jim is a true Florida-born native right here from the waters of Clearwater, Florida.
Fishing is in his blood – He is a fourth generation professional fisherman that stems from his great-grandfather who commercially fished the waters off Pinellas County. Married to his wife, Tara, for eleven years- they have three kids, Madison, Cole and Kate. The family enjoys fishing together and spending time on the water. Tara has two world records on fly for speckled trout which Jim guided her to right on the waters off Ozona, Florida.
As a full-time professional fishing guide, he is on the water 250+ days a year and his experience and knowledge will help put you on those fish of a life-time.
Captain Jim is prostaffed by many leaders in the industry such as Mercury Marine Outboards, G Loomis Rods, Optima Batteries, Shearwater Boats Mirrolure and the Pumpkin Jigs!
His knowledge of large gamefish, such as snook, tarpon, and redfish makes him seasoned in their habitats and migratory patterns.
Captain Jim has been fishing professional tournaments for 15 years throughout the state of Florida. With over 40 top 5 finishes and 20 tournament victories, he has established himself as one of the top anglers in the state.
With state of the art equipment , like his brand-new 25’ TE Shearwater Custom Bay Boat, you will enjoy fishing comfortably whether it is with live- bait, artificial, or throwing a fly. With a 250hp Mercury Optimax ProXS, pushing you along, it enables him to not only fish the barrier islands and beaches, but allows you to explore the backcountry the west coast of Florida has to offer. A specialist with light tackle and fly fishing, he is more than willing to teach you the tricks of the trade to enable you to become a better fisherman. Captain Jim’s goal is to show you a good time on the water while soaking up some of our great Florida sunshine.