Entries by Wade Osborne

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 […]

Shrimp is King

If you read my reports on a consistent basis, you know I preach about how nothing out preforms scaled sardines, especially when it comes to snook fishing in the winter months. Well, this winter that hasn’t been the case, for me anyway. I never thought, I would say this but lately, “Shrimp is king!” I […]

It’s finally beginning to feel like fall.

As we reach mid-October the water temperature begins to drop and soon most flats should be in the upper to mid-70’s. That’s when redfish and snook start to become more active. The redfish bite is outstanding all month. Every charter that I pursued redfish, has had success. Some days, I encounter mostly over-slot fish, but […]

The Snook Harvest Season, Re-Opens Today.

With the abundance of red tide media coverage lately, you may think our fish along the Gulf Coast are dead, not so! Tampa Bay and, as of yet, Pinellas County have not experienced any massive fish kills and fishing is strong. September 1 traditionally marks the opening of snook season along Florida’s gulf coast. However, […]