Entries by wpfishwade

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 […]

The Fish Are Stacked Up!

  Now that cold fronts are finally passing through with regularity, the water temperature will begin to plummet. When this occurs, it’s time to fish deep. As water temperatures drop on the flats, fish start a mass exodus. Baitfish are the fish to leave, followed by snook, redfish and trout. Everything is seeking the comforts […]

The Fishing is Sizzling.

Jerry Reed said it best, “When you’re hot, you’re hot.” Right now, the fishing cannot get any hotter than aboard Afishionado. The mangrove snapper fishing is outstanding right now. It seems they were a little slow to spawn this year, but the bite started picking up around Independence Day and it has been gangbusters ever […]

Memorial Day, the unofficial beginning of summer.

Thankfully, the beaches have been reopened, and the economy is slowly starting to rebound.  First and foremost, today is a time to remember all the service men and women who fought and gave their lives to keep this great country free. As far as the fishing goes, it is outstanding. The snook are spawning right […]

My boys and I caught fish all day.

When Captain Wade tells you it’s time to fish “Go”, it means start reeling them in! My boys and I caught fish all day. The best communication before trip I’ve ever experienced. I even had some time to hook into Snook on a fly rod. Clean boat, beautiful water, and an experienced captain with over […]

It’s March Madness on the Grass Flats!

With spring just right around the corner, March is shaping up to be an excellent time to fish. Baitfish will be arriving on the grass flats by mid-month. Along with this influx of baitfish, snook, redfish and sea trout will be moving out of the back country and their deep winter haunts to feed until […]

The Fishing is Excellent!

The big debate over eastern standard time vs daylight savings time has absolutely no effect on fish. They know days are getting shorter and even, as early as last month, snook were already moving into their winter haunts. Now with major cold fronts passing through, look for fish migration to intensify. It’s time to change […]