When my old friend Matt Ross @bigkat.26 called me this week and wanted to take his girlfriend Lori and her brothers, Rick and Dave fishing, I was excited! Matt is the coach that taught my girls, and countless other male and female athletes how to hit, compete and win, in a colorful aggressive style that is unparalled!… View Articleread more
WHAT WE CATCH
The fish that made Southwest Florida famous! We love catching "linesiders" here at Southern Gentlemen Charters -and you will too! These fish are crafty and strong, ripping off line burning runs, using their power to pull you into the mangroves or pilings, and always have a trick up their sleeve before they give up for the camera.
Nothing beats a school of Redfish patrolling an oyster bed or laid up under some mangrove shoots, waiting to ambush unwary prey! You will love the way these brutes double down your rod with power, when you set the hook and try to drag one out of the mangroves or out of the oysters. Then as you get ready to pull your fish in the boat, admire the beautiful shades of copper and the flashes of blue of on the tips of their tails.
The Silver King is known the world over as possessing the raw power of a locomotive yet graceful as a ballerina. Nothing makes you weak in the knees like having a tarpon launch into the air!
Why Southern Gentlemen
30+ Years Experience
I am a U.S.C.G.-certified captain with more than 30 years’ experience fishing SW Florida. Join me as we target the inshore species that make SW Florida a world-renowned angling destination.
All Inclusive Fishing Trips
I believe in customizing an angling experience that caters to your desires and talent level - from a veteran angler chasing an I.G.F.A- record Tarpon to a junior angler seeking his first Snook.
Not A Booking Service
When you book your trip with me, you book your trip with ME, Captain Tim. You speak directly with the Captain who will spend the next 4-8 hours with you on the water. Give me a call!
All Ages & Experience Levels Welcome
Great for Kids!
We are a family-owned and operated fishing service. As a father of 3 daughters, some of my fondest memories were made fishing with my girls and exploring all of the Southwest Florida coastal wildlife. After over 2 decades of keeping daughters, their friends and – mother - dry, comfortable, and entertained, I look forward to applying all those years of patience, and gentle boating skills a father is forced to develop, to treat you and your family to the same thing.
I will match our tackle and species to your child’s angling experience. And believe me, not only do kids want to catch a bunch of fish, regardless of size, they love the stories, adventures and follies that stoke their imaginations, make them laugh, anticipate, and appreciate the experience we are providing!More Info
What are our Customers saying about us
" What a great day on the water! Capt Tim is the most naturally talented fishing guide I have hired in 30 years fishing south Florida. He is a true people person, loves kids and makes the day an adventure just being out in nature. You will have a blast! (and catch fish)
Brenton M., Florida
"Captain Tim is a true professional. His boat was immaculate. His knowledge of the area and fishing hot spots made for a great trip. I highly recommend you talk to him before going anywhere else. He really wants to see you to catch big fish, and he worked very hard to make it happen!
Mark B., New York
" Fantastic family fun! Captain Tim was very professional, energetic and kid friendly, he took us to some great spots where we all had some fish on our hooks at all times, including a 40” snook my 14 year caught!! Me and my family highly recommend Captain Tim, you will not regret it!
Giovi B , Florida
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The Naples fishing has been beyond fantastic the past month…tarpon, reds, snook, trout are all on fire, and the bait is as easy to get all over the beaches, bays, shallow structures…you name it. Matt came down from New York and we had such a blast crushing over 50 snook, reds, trout, jewfish big mangrove… View Articleread more
The fun size tarpon bite has been red hot the past few weeks with up to several hooked and landed every trip. And the cool trend has been that we have been catching them mostly between Naples and Marco, making an easy half day trip an option to catch your first tarpon. They are also… View Articleread more