We have been out with him several times. He arrives at the ramp with the bait well FULL! Wade does not waste the clients time finding bait like many other guides. He is up early and is loaded down with bait and ready to go from the second you step on his boat! This boat is another thing worth mentioning too. Wade fishes out of a 24 Sheaffer, in my opinion the best custom bay boat money can buy! The boat is pleasure to fish out of for several anglers. HUGE bow and cockpit too with an excellent solid dry ride. Most other guides do not invest in a top shelf boat like a Sheaffer! October Redfish Schools Have Arrived, Hallelujah!
As to the fishing we have had AMAZING days with Wade! He works harder to catch you fish than any other guide I have fished with period! One example: On one of our last trips with Wade, we caught 110 snook & 30 reds! That was three anglers and we were going crazy hauling the fish in ALL DAY! Great Day of Fishing
Patrick Bennett, Tampa, FL
Dear Wade, I just wanted to thank you again for a great day of fishing on Friday. Both Darryl and Randy had a great time. Your professionalism and hard work certainly sets you apart from the majority of local guides we have been out within the past. I believe Randy even commented a few times on how he couldn’t believe you went and got bait first! Randy was also very pleased that you can, as he says, “Take it as well as give it back.” He obviously loves the back and forth banter. Look forward to getting out on the water again with you.
-Wes Snapp, St. Petersburg, FL
I have fished with Wade for the last 12 years exclusively since my two boys were young. Now my boys are 18 and 22 and they and their friends charter with Wade.
-Dr. Peter Vonu, Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads
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
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 10 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
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 Reef that Wednesday night.
-Thanks again, Geoff Mahan, Indianapolis, IN.
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.
-Respectfully, Scott Turner, Senior Partner, Quality One Wireless, LLC. Orlando, FL
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
Dear Wade, 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.
They always say it’s really about being out on the water, enjoying the environment and that catching a “fish” is really a bonus. Well, I must have had over 50 bonuses and the really great bonus was the Jack on a “FLY”, my first saltwater catch using a fly rod. So thanks again for the great day, the extra good cigar, the snook, snappers, almost cobia and even those jacks! See you next year!