Tampa/St. Petersburg fishing guide, Captain Wade Osborne is among the very best in the business when it comes to providing world-class light tackle spin/fly/plug inshore sportfishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and more. Most charters are provided with spinning gear, but fly and bait casting tackle is available upon request.

Very few fishing guides provide Osborne’s level of customer service, expert instruction, and quality equipment to their clients. His 26 years of guiding professionally full-time on Florida’s west coast has propelled him to one of the top fishing guides in the Tampa Bay region.

Whether Osborne is guiding one or six anglers to some of the world’s best inshore fishing, you’ll never catch him fishing himself or sitting on his butt. That’s because he’s too busy chumming, rigging, baiting hooks, and releasing fish.

He prides himself on being the hardest working fishing guide in the industry and remains on his feet tirelessly during your entire charter making sure you have the very best fishing experience available.

You’ll be fishing from a 24’ Sheaffer boat with enough room for up to 6 anglers at any single time. It also includes an ice box and a fighting chair (available upon request).

When it comes to rods, reels, and terminal tackle, everything you need is included in the price. The captain will supply all the needed fishing licenses for your trip.

You’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip.

Kids are welcome aboard, so you’re free to make it a family adventure.

Note: the captain also offers St. Petersburg, FL as a starting location for your trip, feel free to message him for more information.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Afishionado Guide Services, Inc.



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  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $400
    World-class light tackle spin/fly/plug inshore sportfishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and more. Four hours provides a great introduction to Tampa Bay and time to catch multiple species of fish. This is ideal for first-timers, couples, seniors, or parents with kids, young and old. Experience professional, family-friendly service and courteous expert instruction.Fish safely and in comfort, aboard my spacious 24′ customized Sheaffer boat. Afishionado “Devoted to the Enthusiast”.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    World-class light tackle spin/fly/plug inshore sport fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and more. Five hours provides a greater opportunity to cover a larger area of Tampa Bay and catch more fish. Business clients find this amount of time ideal for entertaining VIP clients and business partners. Team build while competing to see who catches the biggest and most fish. Fish safely and in comfort aboard my spacious 24′ customized Sheaffer boat. Afishionado “Devoted to the Enthusiast”.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    World-class light tackle spin/fly/plug inshore sportfishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and more. Six hours is highly recommended to maximize your fishing adventure on Tampa Bay. This charter is ideal for avid anglers, and enthusiasts looking to hone their inshore angling skills. Experience fishing numerous grass flats, mangroves, oyster beds, creeks, and back bays. Fish safely and in comfort, aboard my spacious 24′ customized Sheaffer boat. Afishionado “Devoted to the Enthusiast”.
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About the Captain

Wade Osborne
Tampa, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
1 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2014
Tournament-winning, captain Wade Osborne strives to make every charter a memorable fishing experience. Whether instructing children, novice or avid anglers, his approach is patient and courteous.

About this listing

Targeted species

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

Sheaffer (Center console) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
available upon request only
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled water.
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Upon prior request.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

No trace of red tide in upper Tampa Bay
No trace of red tide in upper Tampa Bay
January 9, 2023
My last three bookings came from anglers staying in hotels on Pinellas County beaches. The first thing they asked me was about the fishing in the bay since red tide continues to plague the Pinellas coastline and kill fish. That is not the case where I’m fishing. As a matter of fact, the is fishing pretty good but I’m only catching a few snook and redfish right now, because the water is too cold and they’re lethargic. I’m catching seatrout, mangrove snapper, sheepshead, jack crevalle, ladyfish, bonnethead sharks and stingrays. I know what you’re thinking! I came to Florida to catch snook and redfish. Well, come back when it warms up, because we just experienced the coldest Christmas in 40 years and the water temperature is still in the low 60s. Most people who are visiting just want to feel something on the end of their line this time of year. If that’s you, book me and let’s go have a good time. No matter what time of year, something is always biting in Tampa Bay. Afishionado, “Devoted to the Enthusiast”
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Half day trip with Captain Wade

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip on January 6, 2023
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...
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FAQs about Afishionado Guide Services, Inc.

Afishionado Guide Services, Inc. offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Afishionado Guide Services, Inc., you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair available upon request only
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Afishionado Guide Services, Inc. include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water.)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Upon prior request.)

Afishionado Guide Services, Inc. offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Afishionado Guide Services, Inc. offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Afishionado Guide Services, Inc. include:
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout