Jim Ross


Captain Jim Ross is a United States Coast Guard licensed captain and owner of Fineline Fishing Charters based out of Rockledge, Florida just west of Cocoa Beach for almost 25 years. Jim is a second generation native and full time fishing guide who lives on the productive waters of East Central Florida near Orlando roughly 250 days a year. Captain Jim’s understanding of the feeding habits and migratory patterns of the fish he pursues in the Mosquito Lagoon, Indian River, and other surrounding waters throughout the year has made him one of the most respected fishing guides in Florida.


Captain Jim has been the authority on where, when, and how to catch almost every species that swims on the Space Coast for over two decades.  Because of his vast knowledge of this area, Jim has been Florida Sportsman Magazines only weekly fishing forecast provider for the past 20 years for the east central region.  He was hired by Captain Rick Murphy to provide 26 reports a year for the past 10 years for the award winning television show The Florida Insider Fishing Report, and Jim has also hosted a live weekly Saturday morning radio show for the past 21 years covering the fishing action in central Florida.  NO other captain in this part of the state commands as much respect or has such an impressive resume’ as Captain Jim.

Fineline Fishing Charters is a full time fishing charter service near Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Cocoa Beach, Florida. Fishing on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Indian and Banana Rivers, and the world famous Mosquito Lagoon for just about every species of gamefish available with light tackle and fly.