Entries by Wade Osborne

The mangrove snapper spawn is on!

Now through the end of July, mangrove snapper are in full spawn and the fishing is insane. Just about everywhere I fish, I catch snapper. The typical places that I target snapper are bridges, range markers, rock piles and artificial reefs. Lately though, I’ve been catching them while targeting snook, redfish and seatrout. This time […]

Wade, we will definitely be going fishing with you again!

We had a great time yesterday, glad we made the one-hour, 20-minute drive. It was certainly worth it, due to the level of service we received. Wade, we will definitely be going fishing with you again. Daryl and Randy, Orlando, FL If you’re interested in seeing more post from recent charters, please like my Facebook […]

It’s Spring Fishing Season!

March 20th was the best fishing year-to-date. It just so happens I had two-four-hour charters on the first day of spring, and except for one spot, we caught fish all day. The redfish and snook just wouldn’t leave our baits alone. The best part, we were catching them in the same location. Fish after fish, […]

Redfish and snook are coming on strong.

The weather has been inconsistent this winter, to say the least. One week it’s been hot, the next week it’s been cold, but mostly hot. This has had the water temperatures fluctuating all over the place. One day the fishing would be good, the next, not so good. Well, I’m happy to say that is […]

What a Momentous New Year!

This month marks a quarter of a century that I’ve been in the guiding business. Let me tell you…Guiding customers to fish over the past 25 years full-time, hasn’t always been easy, but it’s been rewarding. Watching and coaching people to catch snook for the first time is still exciting. Teaching kids how to fish […]

Finally, Cooler Weather.

If you don’t live here, you may think the fishing isn’t too good during our cooler months. Actually, it’s the opposite. With winter just around the corner, passing cold fronts already have the water temperatures dropping. This does two things. First: It pushes the baitfish off the grass flats. Second: When the baitfish leave, so […]

Wade was on his game the entire time!

My son and I scheduled 3.5 days of fishing with Wade. Our first time fishing with Wade and he was a professional from start to finish. Wade was on time to the dock each morning, if not early and he already caught bait and was ready to put us on the fish. Wade was on […]


As far as I’m concerned, the only good thing about 2020: Fall is finally here. October is by far, one of the best months of the year to catch redfish. That’s why I, and I’m sure a few others refer to this month as Red October. Its redfish spawning season and there’s always a possibility […]

Wade does everything a great guide should do!

If you’re fishing in the Tampa Bay area, you simply can’t go wrong booking Wade. A lot of guides will say they specialize in fly fishing and light tackle. Wade brings the goods. He understands how to position the boat based on the skill of the caster. I’m not an expert fly-flinger but I’m not […]