Capt Jim Klopfer grew up in Maryland and learned to fish in the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. He moved to Sarasota in 1986 and earned his United States Coast Guard "Masters" license (# USA000332878) in 1991. He has been guiding clients in Sarasota ever since! Currently, Capt Jim Klopfer runs his charters out of a 22' Stott Craft bay boat.
Capt Jim Klopfer has also authored many fishing articles and even several books on fishing. His Amazon author profile can be viewed in this link. He has written for GAFF Magazine, Florida Sport Fishing Magazine, Gulf Coast Fisherman, Woods-N-Waters, and other publications. Capt Jim writes a monthly fishing forecast for the Siesta Sand newspaper. He has self-published several books, "Sarasota Fishing Secrets", "Fly Fishing the Suncoast", "A Complete Guide to Ice Fishing", and "Fishing for Crappie, Bluegill, and Panfish".
All Sarasota fishing charters include everything the anglers needs; tackle, bait, licenses, ice, water, etc. Capt Jim is a proponent of catch and release, but will fillet and bag a few fish for a meal if desired.