Jose Wejebe “Spanish Fly” Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization under the tax-exempt code, and headquartered in Summerland Key, Florida.  The foundation’s mission is to honor Jose’s legacy by matching his inspiration, dedication and passion for our marine environment, and continue his efforts to support those who face life-impacting challenges.

“The Spanish Fly Spirit lives in all of us.”

Dylan's first cuda

Dylan’s Wish is Granted

Each trip is special for different reasons.  Always at the heart of these reasons are the families, and Dylan Blair’s was no exception.  He brought with him his parents Jeff and April, along with his brother Matthew and sister Carly.  They shared with us our first trip using the original Spanish Fly 34 foot Sea […]

Scott, Neil, and Mr Cuda

Scott Alberts Wish is Granted

First off, I wanted to say that coming onboard with such an awesome organization has been the experience of a lifetime. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would be where I am now working with the Jose Wejebe Memorial Foundation, it has definitely been a dream come true for me. Getting […]


#FishForJose 2015

#FISHFORJOSE PARTY IN KEY WEST All friends and family of Jose, and friends of the Foundation, are invited to go out fishing for the day and meet up at the deck of Key West Harbour for a Fish Fry Dinner and party. Along with food and entertainment, the Foundation will hold a raffle and auction […]

Did you know you can put a mahi in a saltwater brine to keep their color? Learn something new everyday!

Dusty Thomas’s Wish is Granted

Over the years Jose and Raymarine worked together on the development of new products, and in January of this year Raymarine showed their support to the Foundation. They donated $5,000, and over $17,000 worth of product that raised $15,000. I have worked closely with Raymarine on several different projects, as well as Dusty’s wish to […]

Manny the smallest guy there caught the most, and biggest fish

Veterans Jose, AJ, Manny, and Mike’s Fishing Dream Comes True

At the “Wicked Tuna” premiere I got the chance to meet one of the newest personalities TJ Ott. TJ and his family have vacationed in the Keys for years, and we know a lot of the same people, but when I met him in person it was like we had been buddies for years. We […]

Bryson, Rylee, and Skyler cleaning up Smathers Beach

Trash Day for Jose

Good Friday of 2012 was also the day that Jose tragically lost his life in a plane crash in Everglades City. He called me at work before he took off, and asked what my plans were for Easter. Monday we were going to get together and I was going to make one his favorite dishes. […]