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 of that, Wade is highly knowledgeable about the area and where the fish are located. And if for some reason the fish stop hitting in one area, he is quick to suggest other options to provide the most action and the best value. Wade is also great with kids and is skilled at teaching the basics to ensure a good time is had by all.
I highly recommend Afishionado Guide Services and Wade Osborne for a truly memorable fishing excursion.
I usually don’t do this however; I would like to recommend a guide. I have been using Wade at Afishionado Guide Services for many years. If you are in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area on spring break or anytime, it is $ well spent. If you are a beginner or a pro, Wade will instruct when asked and always has varieties of live bait. Fly or conventional, he always puts me on the snook and redfish. Prices are more than competitive, and I promise he outworks the average guide experience. He will also let you enjoy/photograph the wildlife whenever you see a manatee or dolphins etc., if this is what you desire. Top-notch boat and equipment. If you get a chance contact Wade.
We had a great day on the water with Captain Wade! He put us on fish quickly and was very efficient with rebaiting and taking pictures of us with our catches. We saw lots of dolphins and manatees and he had plenty of witty jokes. I would definitely recommend Wade for an inland charter!
We had a great time yesterday, glad we made the one-hour, 20-minute drive. It was certainly worth it, due to the level of service we received.
Wade, we will definitely be going fishing with you again.
Daryl and Randy, Orlando, FL
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Once aboard Afishionado, you’re hooked!
Shane Mitchell, Appollo Beach, FL
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 all the bait fish. Wade was prepared with waters, sunscreen and all the gear.
After a quick “spot change” the fishing was outrageous! We were out for 4 hours and almost every single cast resulted in a fish! We caught Mangrove Snapper, Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Snook and even a little Hammerhead Shark!!
Captain Wade recommended a place for us to take our snapper to get it cooked up for lunch along with other great bars and things to do in the area! We will certainly be back the next time we are in Tampa, and I highly recommend Captain Wade to everyone!
10 Stars – Hands Down!! 🙂
Megan Soell, Cincinnati, OH
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 was a great guy and even coached my girlfriend how to cast and fish. The whole trip was literally a perfect experience and he made everything super convenient from the time he picked us up at the dock.
Boat was clean, he had all the equipment ready to go, he caught the bait before he picked us up and was prepared for us to spend every minute fishing.
True professional service for a fair price, and the fishing was AWESOME!
If you are ever looking for a great fishing guide, he is the man!
Sean Dailey, Schaumburg, IL
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 trout. We were hooked after that!
Wade is a no-nonsense captain that takes care of his customers. He doesn’t hesitate to share his advice on wind, weather, tides, casting and presentation techniques. We are better fishermen all around after learning from Wade. Many of the people we’ve taken had never fished before. Wade had them comfortable and catching fish quickly. His live well is always super stocked before we meet him. Also, his boat handles rough seas really well and is impeccably maintained.
Over the years, we’ve taken dozens of friends and business contacts with Wade. Not one time have we been disappointed!
Brian Moroney, Winter Garden, FL
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