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


It was the greatest fishing trip!

Ron Holt sent this email out to his clients as a referral.

Roger and I went out again with Wade Osborne (www.afishionado.com) and had a spectacular fishing trip. We caught 24 redfish (and a few other fish too) most of which were more than 27 inches long (too big to keep)!

It was awesome and Wade worked hard to keep track of the fish and keep us in the water catching more. We did manage to catch two that were just within the slot so we had fish to eat that night. It was the greatest fishing trip I have ever been on. Wade even tried to convince me to give up Bass fishing, but to no avail.

If anyone wants to do a guided trip, go to Wade’s web site and take a look. There is no guarantee that you will catch 24 reds, but you won’t find a guide that will work harder for you. Roger Ubehagen (L) with a 32.5” and Ron Holt (R) with a 31.5” redfish.

Another satisfied customer!

Ron Holt, Tampa, FL
October 30, 2007


Had a great time fishing!

Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that I had a great time fishing yesterday. I appreciate the fishing tips. Not many guides teach, and put you on fish and I think that is what made the trip for me. I’ll get with Jack and see when we can go out again.


Robert Collier, Tampa, FL.
July 14, 2007

The service that you provide your customers is top-notch!

Captain Wade, I wanted to take the time today to let you know how wonderful our fishing trip we booked with you was. Out of all the trips I have chartered over the years living here in Florida, this trip was the best I have ever been on! I still can’t believe we caught over 100 fish. It was amazing.

I am challenged due to my partial blindness and the service that you provide your customers is top-notch to say the very least. I will recommend that anyone vacationing in Tampa or just looking to have a wonderful fishing experience should book a trip with you. Please e-mail me some pictures of our catch when you get a chance. Thank you so much. I hope to book another trip in April.


Scott Turner, Senior Partner, Quality One Wireless, LLC. Orlando, FL
January 30, 2005