Entries by wpfishwade


So, if you’re from out of state you’re probably wondering if the fishing is any good in upper Tampa Bay right now. Yes, it is! Back in March a leak from a Piney Point phosphate mining facility holding pond dumped 200+ million gallons of wastewater into lower Tampa Bay. For months, little to no environmental […]

If I could give more than five stars, I would.

I was on vacation in Tampa, Florida and found Captain Wade on Google. I called him and asked if he would take us on a last-minute fishing trip Monday morning, before we flew home. Captain Wade went above and beyond to make it happen for us and took us out fishing bright and early. He […]

Redfish and Seatrout Reopen for Harvest

It’s been two long years since you’ve been able to keep redfish and seatrout for dinner, but that day is finally here. Today is the day! Blackened redfish and fried seatrout are back on the menu. More good news! It shouldn’t be too difficult get your limit. Many of my recent clients have caught redfish, […]

No fooling, the inshore fishing in April is outstanding!

The grass flats are becoming the most active since last fall. Baitfish have begun to invade the flats and the snook, redfish and trout are there to welcome them to breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you hit the tide right, the action can be non-stop. That’s the reason I don’t always start my charters at […]

Wade is a no-nonsense captain that takes care of his customers.

My business partner and I love fishing. We’ve done dozens of trips throughout North and Central America. Wade at Afishionado has always been our anchor. We’ve been going at least annually with Wade for nearly a decade. He always puts us on the fish. The first trip, we caught 153 redfish, and additionally snook and […]

Other Guides Were Not Confident!

Great guide, excellent communication leading up to trip. Got our family on to snook in the winter when other guides were not confident, they could do so. Wade was very professional, and our family really enjoyed the charter. John Diedrich, Alabama

March Fishing Madness

Now that spring is upon us, the grass flats are starting to come alive. March without a doubt is the kickoff to a great fishing season. Last month the water temperatures started off in the upper 50’s, but as February progressed, they warmed up 10-12 degrees. Now the water temperature is in the low 70’s. […]

Baby, it’s “Been” Cold Outside!

Last month was one of the coldest Januarys on record, and to say it had a negative impact on the fishing, is an understatement. It was so cold it even slowed the activity at the power plant outflows. Water temperatures dropped into the mid-50’s. If it had dropped much lower there could have been a […]

Winter Tides Are Extremely Low!

Winter tides are the lowest of the year. Due to that fact, many days I don’t even start my charters until noon or later. That doesn’t mean I get to sleep in, oh contraire. Most of the time, I’m still up hours before dawn and on my bait spot before the sun breaks the horizon. […]

We refuse to charter with anyone else!

We have chartered a fishing trip with Wade several times now and he never disappoints! He is a fantastic guy and an even better guide; he definitely knows his stuff. He is so helpful and a great teacher so even if you don’t have a lot of fishing experience you will still have a successful […]