C1555_R190_bg-content-welcomemat1Jose Wejebe “Spanish Fly” Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization under the tax-exempt code, and headquartered in Summerland Key Florida.  The mission of the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation is to honor Jose’s legacy by making fishing dreams come true for those who face life-impacting challenges.

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


Darrell’s Offshore Dream Comes True

On April 6, 2016 the Bolt family’s lives changed forever. They learned that their son, Darrell, had a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) brain tumor, which is found in a part of the brain stem called the pons. The pons controls essential bodily functions such as heartbeat, breathing, swallowing, eye movement, eyesight and balance. Since […]


Get Ready for #FishForJose 2017

Celebrate the life of Jose Wejebe and join us for our annual #FishForJose Event! This three-day event encourages the local community to take time to do something new by sharing a fishing experience with a friend or offering trade tips and techniques — anything that will help continue to spread Jose Wejebe’s mission of giving […]

It’s a Buoy!

Jose being a grandfather was something we joked about often over the years. To him, becoming a grandfather implied the inevitable: that I was grown and that he, whether he wanted to admit it or not, was getting older. Well, it’s happened! I am Jose’s only child and at 32 am pregnant with our first baby. My husband David […]

Krissy Wejebe (left) of the Jose Wejebe Memorial Foundation and Larry Rencken of Raymarine (right) present the Jose Wejebe Saltwater MVP Award to Carter “Big Boy” Andrews

Carter Andrews Chosen as Recipient for Inaugural Jose Wejebe Saltwater Most Valuable Pro Award from Raymarine

The Jose Wejebe Memorial Foundation is pleased to share that renowned angler, guide and television personality Carter ‘Big Boy’ Andrews has been awarded the Jose Wejebe Most Valuable Saltwater Pro Award from Raymarine, a world leader in high-performance marine electronics. Two MVP awards were added to the long standing Pro Ambassador of the Year recognition […]

Peter's son Niles and Jose

Jose and Peter Miller

Jose inspired me in so many ways. We all knew that Jose was a great fisherman, that much was obvious. But, what really struck me, was his willingness to stop and chat and really listen to what people had to say. In the midst of adoring fans and photo ops, he would block it all […]

Stories of Jose by Captain Jim Sharpe

When I first met Jose I realized he had a special ability to study the anatomy, habits and actions of fish, and would then adopt a technique to catch them. For example when he looked at a Tarpon he saw a fish with eyes and mouth turned upward. This told Jose a Tarpon likes to feed […]