Mitch Fortner

Meet Captain Mitch Fortner

Meet captain Mitch Fortner and Florida Crack Charter

Captain Mitch Fortner and his seasoned crew at Florida Cracker Charter epitomize professionalism, expertise, and a genuine passion for angling. With years of experience navigating the azure waters of Port St. Joe, Florida, Captain Mitch is renowned for his unparalleled knowledge of local fishing hotspots, techniques, and species behavior. Alongside his dedicated crew, Captain Mitch ensures every fishing excursion is not only successful but also unforgettable, combining top-notch service with a deep-seated love for the sport. Whether you're a novice angler or a seasoned pro, Captain Mitch and his crew are committed to providing a safe, enjoyable, and rewarding fishing experience for all aboard Florida Cracker Charter.

Captain Mitch of Florida Cracker Charter embodies the essence of a seasoned angler and dedicated guide, with a deep-rooted love for the waters of Port St. Joe, Florida. With a wealth of experience spanning years of navigating these pristine coastal waters, Captain Mitch is renowned for his intimate knowledge of local fishing grounds, techniques, and seasonal patterns. Founded on a rich history of passion and expertise, Florida Cracker Charter is more than just a fishing excursion; it's a journey into the heart of Florida's angling heritage. Guided by Captain Mitch's unwavering commitment to excellence, each trip with Florida Cracker Charter promises an unforgettable adventure steeped in tradition, camaraderie, and the thrill of the catch.

Captain Mitch of Florida Cracker Charter is a distinguished angler with a wealth of expertise honed over years of navigating the waters of Port St. Joe, Florida. His comprehensive knowledge extends across various fishing techniques, from bottom fishing to trolling, ensuring a diverse and rewarding experience for anglers of all skill levels. Renowned for his proficiency in targeting prized species like Redfish, Flounder, and Spanish Mackerel, Captain Mitch has earned recognition for his exceptional contributions to the angling community. With accolades and awards highlighting his dedication and skill, Captain Mitch's niche lies in providing tailored fishing excursions that combine expertise, passion, and a deep-seated love for the ocean.

Florida Cracker Charter's skiffs and flats boats offer anglers an intimate and exhilarating fishing experience along the serene waters of Port St. Joe, Florida. With a capacity for up to four persons, these 17-foot vessels provide the perfect balance of agility and stability, allowing anglers to navigate shallow waters and tight fishing spots with ease. Crafted by Carolina Skiff in 2019, these skiffs boast reliability and durability, ensuring a safe and comfortable journey for all aboard.

Powered by a Yamaha 90HP engine, these skiffs can reach a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots, whisking anglers to their chosen fishing grounds swiftly and efficiently. Designed specifically for inshore fishing, these vessels excel in maneuverability, making them ideal for targeting species like Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout in the shallow waters of St. Joseph Bay. Whether casting lines along the mangrove-lined shores or exploring hidden coves, anglers aboard Florida Cracker Charter's skiffs are guaranteed an unforgettable angling adventure.

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Expertise & Attributes

fishing Attributes

Nature / Wildlife Views
Saltwater Fishing
Freshwater Fishing
Live Bait
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes: 

- Rods, Reels & Tackle 

- Fishing License 

- Live Bait 

- Lures


What to bring: 

- Hat, Sunscreen, Polaroid Sunglasses 

- Wear weather appropriate clothing 

- Food & Drinks  


DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout   


BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.   


GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 3 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.   


GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.   


TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.


Florida Cracker Charter

Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 4

Boat Length: 17

Manufacturer Name: Carolina Skiff

Model Year: 2019

Number of Engines: 1

Horsepower per Engine: 90

Maximum Cruising Speed: 35

Boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder, Ice-Box, Livewell / Live Bait Tank, Snorkelling Equipment