Meet the Captain

Captain Jim Hobales was born and raised in South Florida. In the early years he learned to fish his home waters of Miami’s Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys. In the early 1980’s he was introduced to Flamingo, at Everglades National Park, it was a life changing experience. Captain Jim became obsessed with the fishing in both Florida Bay as well as Whitewater Bay in the backcountry. No matter if it was sight casting on the flats to tailing Redfish, plugging a shoreline for Snook or casting a fly at rolling Tarpon.

Captain Jim earned the title of Master Angler coming up through the ranks of the Miami Sport Fishing Club, a club that is rich in history, tradition and a leader in conservation in South Florida. As a member in good standing for over 20 years he believes in the clubs roots and conservation measures, usually taking them to an extreme.  

The Captain has fished on the professional Redfish Tours since 2001 for team McDonalds. He has guided in the Redbone trilogy in the Florida Keys since 2002. Also in 2005 the Maverick Boat Company and Yamaha offered him and his partner a position on their Redfish team. As a competitive angler he has competed and won in several tournaments over the last ten years.

Captain Jim Hobales is a:

  • US Coast Guard Licensed Charter Fishing Captain
  • Everglades National Park Permitted Florida Fishing Guide
  • Miami Sportfishing Club Master Angler