Entries by wpfishwade

Fall Fishing is Just Around the Corner!

Despite the lingering presence of red tide all along the coast from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs, Tampa Bay remains unaffected. Beach anglers continue to struggle to catch fish due to the ever-changing migration of the algae bloom. Low to high concentrations remain scattered throughout the region. The only way to stay on top of […]

The Fishing Continues to Excite in Upper Tampa Bay.

During the last couple of weeks, the fishing has been outstanding. Daily rains have lowered the water temperature and it may have even contributed to the disappearance of the red tide. The mangrove snapper fishing remains strong, and I expect it to last for another month or so. Some days, the snapper are outcompeting the […]

I highly recommend Captain Wade to everyone!

Captain Wade was AWESOME!!! My fiancé and I were in Tampa and looking for a last-minute fishing trip. Wade worked with us to get us scheduled before we had to leave. This was my first-time fishing on a boat, and it certainly did not disappoint! He was on time picking us up and already had […]

Tampa Bay Red Tide Fishing Update

All the local media hysteria reporting on the red tide issue and dead fish floating in Tampa Bay has many visitors and locals alike wondering if any fish survived the recent outbreak. I’m here to tell you, there has been little to no impact to the fishery in upper Tampa Bay. As a matter of […]

NO RED TIDE WHERE I FISH

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 […]

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