Professional Fishing Services by Afishionado Guide Services

Professionalism, knowledge and expertise of the Tampa Bay waters.

Spotted Seatrout.

On behalf of our family we want to thank you again for two wonderful charters this February, 2013. This marks our third year we have committed to Afishionado Guide Services. Your professionalism, knowledge and expertise of the Tampa Bay waters and “seasonal hot spots” are second to none.

We highly suggest any charter prospect to choose Captain Wade and Afishionado Guide Services for their next charter! We look forward to our fourth year in 2014!

Stu Baker and family
March 25, 2013

a group of holding fish in each of their hands

My family is still talking about the fishing trip.

Kudos to you! It has been a few weeks and still my family is still talking about the fishing trip we had with you. That to me is well worth any expense.

We were looking for family memories and looks like we have a great one. The snappers were a hit back at the condo, very delicious.

Thanks again for your time and the great experience that you gave us. I was worried about Monica, if she would last for the 6 hours, but it went by very fast and she, along with everyone really enjoyed the outing. Can’t wait for the photos, I think my mom is bragging to her neighbors, so she is also more than eager to see them. Next time we are in Tampa, we are definitely calling you for another trip.

Thanks again,

Frank Lewinski and Family
July 17, 2012

a man carrying a large fish

Fishing with Wade is simply the best!

I’ve fished with guides all around the world. Fishing with Wade is simply the best fishing experience in Florida. If you want to get the big ones, fish with Wade!

John Marrinucci, President and CEO, CleaverBrooks. Dallas, TX
August 18, 2011

Customers of Afishionado Guide Services

Wade always puts us on the fish!

St. Petersburg redfish.

I have fished with Capt. Wade for years and he always puts us on the fish. You know it’s been a good trip when everyone says, “My arms are too tired to fish anymore!”

Dr. Jim Rivenbark, Clearwater, FL
April 10, 2011


Another terrific day of memories for my family.

I wanted to thank you Wade for another terrific day of memories for my family on the water under your guidance last week. The kids really enjoy the time and talk fondly of all of the fish that they catch. Griffin talked about the one that got away and how he is sure that he would have made the snook album on the website if he had landed that one. Something to bring him back for more is what I told him. I even think Vanessa had a good time catching some fish, since she has never fished before.

I would also like to thank you for working with Kinley on her casting. She wants to do everything by herself and was happy that you took the time to help her achieve that. Once again I hope the fishing is strong this month since you are booked solid. Cole and Kinley have been checking the website to see if the family picture made the site. The photo on our camera turned out well. I would love for you to send me your copy when you get a chance. I almost forgot that the trout tasted amazing when we had them cooked up at The Wharf that Wednesday night.

Thanks again!

Geoff Mahan, Indianapolis, IN
April 6, 2010

Fishing Tournament Participant

I would highly recommend his services!

Having tried numerous guides along the gulf, Wade is by far the most professional I have used and always works hard to achieve success. I’ve been coming to St. Petersburg from the UK for 15 years now and would not look elsewhere. Great value for money and I would highly recommend his services to anyone from beginner to expert.

Bob Edgar, Security Manager, Ravenstone, UK
May 23, 2009

Group Of Friends With Fishes

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the trip.

Hi Wade, Thanks again for putting up with us and the poor weather. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the trip and we were talking, and laughing, about it for the rest of the weekend. We will completely recommend you to anyone that asks and I will be in touch to schedule a trip the next chance I get.

Matthew Gusmer, St. Petersburg, FL
March 22, 2009

two people carrying fish in their hands

A memorable fishing day.

Wade, Yesterday was the best fishing experience of my life! You were right on with your weather report and picking the best spot for us to fish. Justice and I thank you for a memorable fishing day.

Marshall Berle, Tampa, FL.
January 29, 2009

Fishing this weekend was indescribable!

Wow! Fishing this weekend was indescribable. I have never caught such a variety and so many 24-32” redfish and been so pumped and so tired at the same time. It is incredible the way you know where to go and how to fish the areas. You pull in right into an area and we start pulling in fish one right after another while other boats near you catch nothing and leave. Wade, you are a working maniac. Don’t expect me to tell everyone about you, I’ll have a hard time booking my own charters then. You are the best kept secret in the Tampa Bay area. Thanks for the wild ride. John Marrinucci, Philadelphia, PA October 8, 2008


Thank you for a fantastic day on the water.

Wade, Jason and I want to thank you for a fantastic day on the water yesterday. You made our introduction to the Tampa Bay waters a memorable one, and we have most certainly never caught more redfish. It was a bonus for Jason to catch a 33″ red and a 31″ for myself.

Your fun personality, stories, and hard work ethic really allowed us to have a super time. We only wish we could go out with you once more before leaving town. Perhaps next summer. Take care, and thanks again for showing us a great time.

Kayla Paulk, Albuquerque, NM.
July 15, 2008