Meet your captains

Capt. Nick Thorstenson

Captain Nick Thorstenson is the founder of Native Guided Fishing.  Captain Nick grew up on Marco Island making the 10,000 islands and the Gulf of Mexico here in Southwest Florida his back yard.  Nick worked his way through college as a charter captain and desires to pursue his dream of sharing this unique fishery with others.  Captain Nick has a great respect for the natural beauty and for the fishing in this area of Florida. He is an active supporter of various conservation organizations that are working to ensure a healthy and sustainable fishery for today’s fishing and tomorrows dreams.

Capt. Kodie Fridley

Captain Kodie is the owner of Native Guided Fishing and was born in Key West. He grew up in Southwest Florida, making the 10,000 islands and the Gulf of Mexico his home. Kodie obtained his USCG license at 18 and guided throughout his college years where he attended Florida Gulf Coast University. After years away Kodie found himself back at the helm to help show others the unique fishing experience that is the 10,000 islands.

Capt. Kyle Neff

Captain Kyle Neff has an unmistaken passion for fishing.  Raised on Marco Island, his knowledge of the local water ways, ecology of the area, along with years of local fishing experience is the recipe for a fun fishing expedition.  He also has a friendly demeanor and likes having a good time while educating you on local fishing techniques to ensure getting fish in the boat!  

Capt. Cooper Nettles

Captain Cooper like the rest of the Native Guided Fishing team is a Florida native.  The Marco Island/Goodland area throughout the 10,000 Islands national preserve is his backyard.  Between his vast Knowledge of the local waters, fishing techniques, and a relentless passion for fishing, he is a strong member of the team!  Let Captain Cooper guide you on a memorable fishing adventure where you can expect some laughs and good clean fun!     

Capt. Jason Ginther

Captain Jason like the rest of the Native Guided Fishing team is a Florida native.  The Marco Island/Goodland has been his backyard his entire life.  Between his Knowledge of the local waters, and a relentless passion for fishing, he is a strong member of the team!  Let Captain Jason guide you on a memorable fishing adventure where you can expect wildlife and family fun!     

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385 Angler Dr, Goodland, FL 34140