Captain Jim is a native guide of Marco Island who has been a licensed captain since 1986 and has been guiding in the Marco Island area for the last sixteen years. Along with years of expertise, he has fished all over the world, fly fishing and offshore fishing in Michigan, as well as fishing in Belize, the Amazon, the Florida Keys and California. He enjoys taking people fly fishing or light tackle conventional fishing in the local backwaters and, having been an Orvis-endorsed guide in the Ausable River, Michigan, is well versed in both techniques. As well as being extremely knowledgeable about fishing techniques, Captain Jim is a Florida Master Naturalist. He has in-depth knowledge of the varied and fascinating ecosystem of Marco Island and beyond.