is a United States Coast Guard licensed captain in Rockledge, Florida.
He is a third generation native and full time fishing guide working on the
productive waters of central Florida over 250 days a year. His understanding
of the feeding habits and migratory patterns of the fish he pursues
throughout the year has made him one of the most respected fishing guides on
Florida's East Coast.
At a young age, Jim started chasing various near shore and backwater species
with light tackle and has acquired the skills and patience to land massive
fish on extremely light gear. His passion for light tackle fishing shows.
Jim has an International Game Fish Association (I.G.F.A) World Record
certificate in the Fly Fishing division to show for it. He is also heralded
as one of the pioneers credited with bringing the sport of shallow water
"sight" fishing to the grass flats of the Indian, Banana, and Mosquito
Lagoons. For the past decade Captain Jim has been teaching his clients these
techniques, creating memorable fishing adventures
of his knowledge and fishing expertise, Captain Jim was hired by Florida
Sportsman Magazine in 1997 as the host of a live weekly radio show covering
the fishing action on Central Florida's East Coast. The show "Florida
Sportsman Magazine Live" transmits from Melbourne Florida every Saturday
morning from 8:05 to 9:00 a.m. on radio station 920 WMEL Angler's from
Daytona Beach to Orlando to Ft. Pierce tune in weekly to hear the latest
fishing information available.(www.920wmel.com. for worldwide live streaming
East Central Florida and the Orlando Region,
to include; Mosquito Lagoon, the Indian River, the Banana River, and the
Nearshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Giant Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Sea Trout, Giant Jack Crevalle, Drum,
Flounder, Kingfish, Tuna and Shark.
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for a description and pictures of some of the game fish you may
catch aboard a Florida Light Tackle Fishing Charter.
Spin Tackle and
Fly-fishing. Artificial Lures & Bait.
Available for anywhere in coverage area. Click
for more information.
Seeing & Nature Tours:
Available for personalized sightseeing & nature tours.
Skeeter Bay Boat, powered by a Yamaha 225 H.P. Four Stroke
Outboard. The boat is fast, dry and can comfortably fish up to four or
even five anglers.
The Pathfinder floats in less then a foot of water, which is a necessity
when targeting Snook, Redfish and Trout in our shallow waters, and she will
comfortably cross open water in a stiff chop, whereas most traditional
"Flats boats" will pound you to death while soaking you with saltwater
addition, her size will enable you to take the whole family or group, as
fishing up to four or even five anglers is not only comfortable, but safe
reels, fly gear, live,
dead & artificial bait, tackle, fishing licenses, sodas & water, ice, fish
cleaning & bagging and no fish no pay guarantee. Our professional and
friendly attitude is free of charge.
Tournaments & Sponsors:
Jim competes in the FLW and IFA Professional Redfish tournament trails, and
is currently sponsored by: Skeeter boats, Yamaha Motors, Lowrance
electronics, Tru-Turn Industries, Saltwater Assassin Lures, Ron Norris GMC
tow vehicles, Scientific Angler/3M, Powertech Propellers, Space Coast
Marine, Shimano rods and reels, Bite-a-Bait lures, Minn Kota trolling
motors, and Costa Del Mar sun glasses.
Reserve Capt. Jim Ross
for the Absolute Best in East Central Florida & Orlando Light Tackle Fishing!
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