Jose Stories

Family, friends, and co-workers share some of their favorite memories with Jose. What kind of man was he?  How did he start off?  What are some of the behind the scene stories?   Here you can read up on Jose from some of those that knew him the best.

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 […]