I was born and raised in Naples, FL and naturally started fishing the lakes in the neighborhoods all over Naples. At the Age of 9, I fished my first saltwater tournament and instantly became amused of the saltwater species. My first year in the tournament I won largest redfish(dumb luck) and the addiction began. From then on all I wanted to do is fish, especially in the salt. At the age of 14 I somehow pieced together, through family friends, an old aluminum V hull and 9.9 tiller and was dropped off at the ramp as much as possible. Over the summers I spent more time on the water than on land. Eventually upgraded boats little by little and continued learning the great fishery I was blessed to grow up on. Over the years I have fished some great waters but I truly think nothing compares to the Everglades and 10,000 Islands. It challenges you in ways most fisheries won’t but yields some of the most rewarding and spectacular views. Between snook and redfish crawling with their backs out along the mangrove shorelines and Tarpon laid up with their tails sticking out, Snook popping bait on the surface as the sun is rising and rolling tarpon all around the boat there’s always something amazing to see. Not to mention the impeccable bird and sea life these waters hold. I love teaching people about the waters I fish and how to effectively learn in each situation. I fish through my clients and I think that helps bridge the gap between communication and hooking up to the fish. Especially for someone maybe hasn’t fished my area before.
The only way to experience the Glades is through your eyes, and I look forward to showing you my beautiful home waters!
Based on 3 reviews
I had a great time fishing with Capt Evan Noponen on Saturday 10th, 2024. The booking process was very easy and went seamless. Pretrip communication with Evan was easy as well and the fishing itself was great. Evan is very easy going, patient, knowledgeable and insightful. He was fun to fish with and would highly recommend. Will repeat the trip in the near future.Read more
My girlfriend and I had an awesome time with Capt. Evan Noponen. We picked a cold and windy day in January, and despite less than ideal weather conditions, Capt. Evan put us on fish. Many opportunities at redfish and snook, saw a tarpon, and even had a shot at a small Goliath grouper. Will definitely be returning and looking forward to going out with Capt. Evan again in the future.Read more
Captain Evan introduced us to the amazing world of fishing in the Everglades. We caught some stud snook and will definitely be back next time we were in the area.Read more