Sacred Obsession Guide Service

Steinhatchee, FL

Several things drive me:

Always strive to be the best at what I do

Respect and give back to the available resources

Provide the fishing experience of a life time while being safe and ethical

My name is Jim Doyle and I am a full time inshore fishing guide.  That’s my only job, and my sole source of income.  I have been a licensed Coast Guard captain since 2000.  After a very successful career in sales, I cashed out and relocated to Steinhatchee Florida where I am a full time resident and home owner.  I did this with the sole purpose of establishing and successfully operating my own guide business.    

I was born and raised in Jacksonville Florida.  I have 2 younger brothers and an older sister.  My parents raised us to be independent and self sufficient and my dad took it a step further and brought me up to be an outdoorsman.  

I have over 40 years of east coast experience both inshore and offshore, 30 years of west coast experience both inshore and offshore and 25 years of Bahamas experience specializing is striking fish (Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo and Billfish).  To say I like to fish, is an understatement.  I’ve fished salt water on everything from a 52 Bertram to a 16 foot canoe.

I've fished my share of tournaments too, probably close to a hundred by now.  Everything from trout and redfish, kingfish, striking fish and marlin.  I've won my share of money with my fishing buddies on both the east coast and west coast with my personal best being first place in the 1993 Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament.

The beauty of being a full time guide and living 2 minutes from the gulf is the fact that whether I’m on a charter or not, I’m fishing 2-3 times a week weather permitting.  In my opinion this is the only true way to stay on top of the fish and what they are doing.  Not only do I scout new spots from my big boat, but I also use my canoe and gheenoe to scout new spots up the many coastal creeks.

If you are considering me as your Captain, I will be more than happy to supply you with the following credentials:  My current Captains License, my current liability and personal injury insurance, my Drug Consortium Certificate, my personal and boat passenger fishing license, my current First Aid Certification, and proof of my Coast Guard approved Type 1 life preservers and throw cushions.    

When I'm not on the water, I'm in the local public woods hunting deer, hogs and turkeys or in the gulf marshes chasing ducks.  

I'd love to take you fishing !!!  Call me at 352-538-3431