Fishing Charters

Fishing Charters

Tampa/St. Petersburg fishing charter guide Captain Wade Osborne, holds a USCG Master Captain’s license, has been plying the waters of west central Florida as a professional FULL-TIME fishing guide since 1997 and is an active member of The National Association of Charter Boat Operators.

Osborne has been featured on numerous TV shows, including Average Angler Adventures, 10 News WTSP “Do My Job” with anchor Joe Gumm, The Fishing Challenge, Fish Buzz TV, Your Guide to Fishing with Captain Mel Berman, Bay News 9’s On the Water segment and featured in a Bay News 9 “Klystron 9 Radar” promo. Some of these appearances can be viewed on the video.

Company Information:

Company Name: Afishionado Guide Services, Inc.
Contact: Captain Wade Osborne
Phone Direct: (813) 286-3474

Address: 5108 W Gandy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611


Open 24 hours


Open 24 hours


Open 24 hours


Open 24 hours


Open 24 hours


Open 24 hours


Open 24 hours

Tampa Bay Charter Boats

Catching Tarpon

Best Snook Fishing Tackle/Bait

Nothing is more exciting than watching a snook inhale a fly, plug or live-bait. Osborne targets mangrove shorelines, grass flats with sandy potholes and oyster beds when plug, jig or fly fishing for snook for a perfect shot at an unsuspecting fish that is lying, in wait to ambush bait. When using live scaled sardines, Osborne fishes some of the same areas, but he anchors the boat and employs a live-bait chumming technique. Baits are squeezed by hand and broadcast in an area with fish to trigger them to feed. Then hooked baits are presented in the same spots for a solid hook-up.

Fishing Video

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Tarpon Fishing

Best way to Catch Tarpon

Once a tarpon strikes and realizes it’s hooked, it shoots towards the sky in an effort to dislodge the hook. A phrase synonymous with tarpon fishing is “bow to the king.” Basically this means, lower the rod tip and point it at the tarpon when it leaps into the air. By doing so, the tension on the tarpon isn’t as great and the hook is less likely to come back at you.

Tampa Bay Fishing Spots

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Tarpon Fishing Charters

Best Ways to Catch Redfish

During the high tide, redfish cruise mangrove shorelines, oyster beds and grass flats foraging for crabs, shrimp and bait fish. Once located, live-bait chumming makes it possible to hook and land many of these redfish. When a large school of redfish are actively feeding boat-side on chum they will stay put and feed for hours, as long as they are not spooked by other boats.

Tournament winning captain Osborne strives to make every fishing charter a memorable fishing adventure and with satisfaction passes on his knowledge, skills and passion for the sport. Whether instructing children or novice anglers his approach is patient and courteous. When it comes to guiding avid anglers, Osborne understands they just want to catch fish. Local fishing enthusiasts and vacationing anglers alike find his fishing charters to be an enjoyable and informative experience.