My name is Lee Noga (female) and I am a licensed USCG OUPV 6 pack Captain from Edgewater, Florida. I started my shrimping blog in 2010 to post my personal shrimp reports for my friends.
I was tired of my friends calling or texting me at all hours of the night asking me, "Are the shrimp running tonight?". I began looking for an alternative way to share my personal reports for anyone interested in how I was performing.
One day, a gentleman came to my site, registered as a member so he could ask me an equipment question. It was my pleasure to respond to his question and off he went to be successful. Another gentleman came to the site and asked a shrimping question about equipment. It was then I decided, the blog needed to be organized by topics and I needed to write tutorial responses to commonly asked questions to save myself a whole lot of repeating myself and re-typing the same answers.
The website went viral by word of mouth.
Kindness is contagious, 3 years later we have over 2800+ members registered to the community forums. We have become the "go to" place for everything "angling" in the entire State of Florida.
- No DRAMA
- No FIGHTING
- No DISRESPECT
- A safe place to speak openly and be mentored while making new friends
- LeeNoga.com has been featured on "Average Anglers" Brighthouse sports cable TV network
- Florida Sportsman print magazine x2, and on Boodreux Florida Fishing Radio.
- Currently write a monthly column in Coastal Angler Magazine for (Volusia, Brevard ; Orlando)
- Thousands of dollars of sponsor prizes given away to those that post reports
The free educational seminar tour is scheduled between October - March teaching the art of winter shrimping at various fishing clubs in Central Florida. Check back at the site in early fall for the tour schedule and information.
The site was founded on sharing. If we all take the time to report our adventures we would become intel rich. If we become intel rich we can pass on what we know to other anglers. Each member has to do their part and "give back" by posting their reports too.
Everyone likes to read the hot "reports" and how others are doing. But, if the same people post their reports they tire of carrying the website. Take advantage of what the Academy offers, we are here to teach you. But please do NOT take advantage of me, please post your reports (good or bad) when you go out on the water. That is all I ask.