Entries by GS2015HD

Summertime Fishing vs Catching

Me, I’m going catching! About 70% of my clientele are non-residents, so the majority of them don’t care what species they catch, as long as they have something tugging on the end of their line. So, in the summer I always fish where it’s the easiest, in deep water. Artificial reefs, submerged rock piles, and […]

Best fishing day we’ve ever had!

Our daughter and her friends were home for spring break from college and wanted to go fishing. We booked Wade online. Everything was seamless. He sent all of the info we needed and followed up with a phone call prior to our fishing trip. Wade had a fully outfitted boat. Our party of 6 had […]

Springtime is Slam Time!

If you’ve never achieved an “Inshore Slam” now is the time! Every year when spring rolls around, the grass flats throughout Tampa Bay come alive. As baitfish start moving onto the flats, snook, redfish and seatrout follow. When this occurs, it’s the easiest time to achieve an inshore slam. If you don’t know what that […]

Now Offering EcoTours!

One of Osborne’s favorite Tampa Bay eco tour destinations is the Weedon Island Preserve. With the use of his boat’s electric trolling motor, you will have the opportunity to explore areas usually only accessible to kayakers. This allows you to observe lush mangrove shorelines and oyster beds teaming with wildlife. Every day on the water […]

Every place he took us, we caught fish!

We spent two days fishing with Afishionado in early November and had a great time! Wade runs a squared-away boat and was deeply knowledgeable of the Bay and the best places to fish. In fact, every place he took us, we caught fish! Big fish! I highly recommend Afishionado Guide Services and will use them […]

Wintertime Fishing is Here!

El Nino has had a major impact on our weather patterns lately, and I don’t expect it to change anytime soon. The worst part is that it seems to rain mostly on the weekends. This El Nino weather system also causes a huge fluctuation in temperatures. We’ve been getting two to three days of a […]

Snook season reopens soon!

If you’ve never eaten snook, your chance is coming up. Beginning September 1st through December 1st, snook are open to harvest. Clients ask me all the time how they taste, and I always reply, better than a grouper. Those who know would hungrily agree. The size limit on the Gulf coast for snook ranges between […]

Afishionado ranks up at the top.

I’ve chartered a lot of fishing services in the past and Afishionado ranks up at the top. In addition to having a well-maintained boat, all the fishing tackle and gear was ready-to-go and in excellent condition. There was also plenty of live bait on board to provide the best opportunity to catch fish. On top […]

July started off with a BANG!

Fishing has been outstanding for the most part. The majority of what’s been biting are snook, mangrove snapper, seatrout, Spanish mackerel, sharks, and a few redfish. Sure, there have been a few days where the fish bite has been slow, but that’s why it’s called fishing. If you’re looking to keep some fish for dinner, […]

June in Tampa Bay.

For pure excitement, it’s hard to beat the Spanish mackerel and bonnethead shark fishing right now, especially, if you have kids on board. Both species are being caught in the same location and by using the same tactics. Hard bottom or along the edges of deep grass flats are the places I find both. I […]