Everglades Fishing Co was founded by James Ivey Wheeler Jr (aka Captain Jimmy), a 4th generation Everglades Native fisherman. Captain Jimmy has grown up navigating and fishing the plentiful waters of the 10,000 islands.
His family resided in Everglades City since it was first incorporated in the early 1920’s. Great grandfather, Earl Ivey, worked for Barron Collier overseeing the walking dredges that created the roadbed for Tamiami Trail from Everglades to Naples. After the road was complete, Earl Ivey and his wife Agnes ran a boarding house which still exists today as The Ivey House lodging.
Since the beginning of time, fishing has been part of the way of life in the Everglades. The art of navigating and fishing the 10,000 islands has been passed down through each generation. Captain Jimmy credits his heritage for his expertise and enjoys sharing this knowledge with others. He will stop at nothing to ensure his clients have the best day on the water they have ever had.