Our Captains

joemcnichols-smCaptain Joe McNichols

Captain Joe McNichols has lived in┬áNaples, Florida since 1954 – a true Naples’ native. Joe grew up fishing in local waters (lakes, creeks, canals, rookeries and the Gulf) in the early 60’s, and was hooked. Often, Capt. Joe would entice a friend to come along. In 1983, Joe ┬ábecame a full-time, professional fishing guide.

Joe’s knowledge and expertise of the waters in Southwest Florida has made him the subject of numerous magazine articles, nationally televised television shows, and mentioned or quoted in books. In addition, Capt. Joe has fished many charity fishing tournaments over the years, yielding an impressive list of wins and outstanding catches.

With his knowledge of the science of fishing, the equipment, and the ability to guide both the first time angler of any age, as well as the seasoned light tackle or fly fishing expert. Captain Joe strives to make every fishing expedition a trip to remember. His patience and unassuming demeanor have won over many clients that come back year after year.

Joe is an avid birder and is happy to point out the many rate and unusual species in the Everglades National Park.


Captain Connor McNichols

Conner_McnicholsFishing has been my passion from a very young age. Some of my fondest memories are of days fishing with my father Capt. Joe McNichols.

I received my Captains license soon after turning 18 and have been running charters ever since. Most of my fishing consists of backcountry, skinny water fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon – yet it is not uncommon to catch many other wild species. The locations I generally fish are Naples to the Ten Thousand Islands, and down to The Everglades National Park.

My father and I cater to both the avid fisherman to the young amateur who wants to catch their first fish.
Generally I fish with light tackle and artificial lures, including lots of sight fishing with a fly rod, we can accommodate any style or skill set in one of the best and most beautiful saltwater locations in north America.

Connor’s Contact info:
Phone: 239-821-4718
Email: Mcnconman@aol.com
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