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Get Ready for #FishForJose 2017

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!

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 […]

Stories of Jose by Captain Jim Sharpe

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 […]

Jose Takes a Stand Against Killing Fish for Mounts

Jose Takes a Stand Against Killing Fish for Mounts

Getting fish mounted brought in extra money from commissions. There was however a problem. Jose never liked killing a fish that wasn’t going to be eaten. Some anglers thought that a dead fish was essential to the mount—–WRONG. In reality the fish were measured and tossed into a dumpster. Jose talked to other guides, and […]

The Guys Behind the Scenes of Spanish Fly

The Guys Behind the Scenes of Spanish Fly

“Jose  was all about sharing the fishing experience.” -Mike McKinnis, Co-Producer of Spanish Fly, and Director of the Jose Wejebe Spanish Fly Memorial Foundation I always claimed we had “front row seats” to the greatest show on earth. That show was the “The Spanish Fly!” Every trip was a dynamic display of talent, art and […]