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Season: 2013

Merritt Island with Derek Redwine

What do you do in tough economic times when you want to go fishing but don’t have the means to get in a big center console boat? Downsize everything… including your boat, and fish in your own backyard. Host Jose Wejebe visits friend Derek Redwine at his house in Merritt Island with the goal of finding any kind of small fishing craft to catch fish around Merritt Island, Florida. The dramatic ending on the fly with Jose out of the boat is a Spanish Fly moment…

Key West Guides with Stevie Impallomeni

So you want to be a fishing guide… a fishing guide in Key West? In Part 1 of 2, we find it’s not always what it’s cracked up to be, as host Jose Wejebe and friend/guide Stevie Impallomeni attest in this episode of the Spanish Fly. Impallomeni is a Keys native and specializes in artificial baits. The beautiful waters of the Florida Keys is the setting as the anglers show exactly how a guide dissects bodies of waters to catch fish for their clients.

Key West Guides with Bryan 'Bear' Holeman

This week on the Spanish Fly, Part 2 of 2 of what it takes to be a fishing guide… and a fishing guide in the wonderful waters of the Florida Keys. Key West is again the setting as host Jose Wejebe joins friend/guide Bryan ‘Bear’ Holeman to scour the waters of the Keys to catch sharks, permit and tarpon. Holeman is a Keys ‘import’ guide and sets the plan to catch live bait to catch multiple species… and the plan works.

Louisiana Inshore with Chris Wilson

If you ask Spanish Fly host Jose Wejebe where is the best inshore saltwater fishing in the world, there’d be one quick response: Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana and the surrounding Mississippi Delta. First you take the most storied river in the United States, then take all the fresh water that drains 2/3 of the country, then you dump into one of the healthiest estuaries in the world. This week Wejebe joins Capt. Chris Wilson as they adventure into the Delta in pursuit of redfish to prove that neither a hurricane nor an oil spill can slow down one of the best fisheries in the world.

Key West Father/Daughter with Krissy Wejebe

You hear it all the time: “take a kid fishing.” But until you do and see how those memories and lessons grow over time you might not understand how important it is. This week on the Spanish Fly, host Jose Wejebe takes his daughter Krissy fishing in the Key West, Florida and both explain the ironic bonds they’ve shared through the past-time over the years. Krissy, now working with marine animals at the Keys’ Dolphin Research Center is following a similar career path Jose took as a young man (training dolphins.) Meanwhile, a day on the water in the Keys after weeks of bad weather prove both frustrating and very rewarding through the old adage: get bait, catch fish.

Louisiana Fly Fishing with Miles Larose

Jose Wejebe has been wanting to return to southern Louisiana and Plaquemines Parrish in winter to strictly fly fish for big redfish. Today he gets his wish as local guide Miles Larose packs up the Hells Bay skiff, and in one single day, figures out the right fly, the right area, and the right retrieve, even though mother nature has turned the lights out making sight fishing very difficult.

Everglades with Jeff Legutki

The Everglades in Florida had a freakish cold snap that resulted in unprecedented fish kill. Jose joins guide Jeff Legutki to see what if any lingering effects that had on the fishery and ability to find those fish.

Louisiana Spinning with Miles Larose

What happens when you meet up in Venice, Plaquemines Parrish, Louisiana with local guide Miles Larose, load up your spinning gear in a small skiff, motor an hour and a half, and then realize you forgot most all of your tackle back at the marina? You search the boat and try to find one lure that just might work to catch big delicious redfish.

Louisiana Offshore Samples/Inshore Tagging with Eric Newman and Rimmer

Jose ends his Louisiana tour by joining up again with friend Rimmer Covington for a unique show from Venice and Plaquemines Parrish. They join forces with conservationist Eric Newman who tags and tracks fish for research and education, and they set out for both offshore and inshore fishing to find the perfect fish for Newman’s studies.

Mexico #1 with Julio Meza

A 3-part epic journey begins across the Mexican border to Baja California to fish with friend Julio Meza. Getting there is half the adventure.

Mexico #2 with Julio Meza

A 3-part epic journey continues across the Mexican border to Baja California to fish with friend Julio Meza. The adventure and view into the culture expands.

Louisiana Offshore with Rimmer Covington

Join host Jose Wejebe as he travels to Venice, Louisiana in a brand new Spanish Fly as he teams up with friend Rimmer Covington and the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company in an offshore excursion to fish oil platforms and structure right near ground zero of the Horizon Oil spill showing that the fishing is better than ever after last year’s accident. First up, sebiki rigs for live bait, and then hold on for giant predator fish crushing baits. Once again Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana proves to be one of the best fishing destinations in the world.

Season: 2012

Louisiana Offshore with Rimmer Covington

Join host Jose Wejebe as he travels to Venice, Louisiana, in a brand new Spanish Fly as he teams up with friend Rimmer Covington and the Mexican Gulf Fishing Company in an offshore excursion to fish oil platforms and structure right near ground zero of the Horizon Oil spill showing that the fishing is better than ever after last year’s accident.  First up, sebiki rigs for live bait, and then hold on for giant predator fish crushing baits.  Once again Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, proves to be one of the best fishing destinations in the world.

Merritt Island with Derek Redwine

What do you do in tough economic times when you want to go fishing but don’t have the means to get in a big center console boat?  Downsize everything… including your boat, and fish in your own backyard.  Host Jose Wejebe visits friend Derek Redwine at his house in Merritt Island with the goal of finding any kind of small fishing craft to catch fish around Merritt Island, Florida.  The dramatic ending on the fly with Jose out of the boat is a Spanish Fly moment…

Key West Guides with Stevie Impallomeni

So you want to be a fishing guide… a fishing guide in Key West?  In Part 1 of 2, we find It’s not always what it’s cracked up to be, as host Jose Wejebe and friend/guide Stevie Impallomeni attest in this episode of the Spanish Fly.  Impallomeni is a Keys native and specializes in artificial baits.  The beautiful waters of the Florida Keys are the setting as the anglers show exactly how a guide dissects bodies of waters to catch fish for their clients.

Key West Guides with Bryan 'Bear' Holeman

This week on the Spanish Fly, Part 2 of 2 of what it takes to be a fishing guide… and a fishing guide in the wonderful waters of the Florida Keys.  Key West is again the setting as host Jose Wejebe joins friend/guide Bryan ‘Bear’ Holeman to scour the waters of the Keys to catch sharks, permit and tarpon.  Holeman is a Keys ‘import’ guide and sets the plan to catch live bait to catch multiple species… and the plan works.

Louisiana Inshore with Chris Wilson

If you ask Spanish Fly host Jose Wejebe where is the best inshore saltwater fishing in the world, there’d be one quick response:  Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, and the surrounding Mississippi Delta.   First you take the most storied river in the United States, then take all the fresh water that drains 2/3 of the country, then you dump into one of the healthiest estuaries in the world.  This week Wejebe joins Capt. Chris Wilson as they adventure into the Delta in pursuit of redfish to prove that neither a hurricane nor an oil spill can slow down one of the best fisheries in the world.

Key West Father/Daughter with Krissy Wejebe

You hear it all the time:  “take a kid fishing.”  But until you do and see how those memories and lessons grow over time you might not understand how important it is.  This week on the Spanish Fly, host Jose Wejebe takes his daughter Krissy fishing in the Key West, Florida and both explain the ironic bonds they’ve shared through the past-time over the years.  Krissy, now working with marine animals at the Keys’ Dolphin Research Center is following a similar career path Jose took as a young man (training dolphins.)  Meanwhile, a day on the water in the Keys after weeks of bad weather prove both frustrating and very rewarding through the old adage:  get bait, catch fish.

Louisiana Flyfishing with Miles Larose

Jose Wejebe has been wanting to return to southern Louisiana and Plaquemines Parrish in winter to strictly flyfish for big redfish.  Today he gets his wish as local guide Miles Larose packs up the Hells Bay skiff, and in one single day, figures out the right fly, the right area, and the right retrieve, even though mother nature has turned the lights out making sight fishing very difficult. 

Everglades with Jeff Legutki

The Everglades in Florida had a freakish cold snap that resulted in unprecedented fish kill.  Jose joins guide Jeff Legutki to see what if any lingering effects that had on the fishery and ability to find those fish.

Louisiana Spinning with Miles Larose

What happens when you meet up in Venice, Plaquemines Parrish, Louisiana with local guide Miles Larose, load up your spinning gear in a small skiff, motor an hour and a half, and then realize you forgot most all of your tackle back at the marina?  You search the boat and try to find one lure that just might work to catch big delicious redfish.

Louisiana Offshore Samples/Inshore Tagging with Eric Newman and Rimmer

Jose ends his Louisiana tour by joining up again with friend Rimmer Covington for a unique show from Venice and Plaquemines Parrish.  They join forces with conservationalist Eric Newman who tags and tracks fish for research and education, and they set out for both offshore and inshore fishing to find the perfect fish for Newman’s studies.

Mexico #1

In the Florida Keys off of Key West, we fish a series shallow water wrecks.  Because the water is so shallow, the Different species of fish hold on these wrecks horizontally, as opposed to vertically as they do on the deeper water wrecks.

Mexico #2

In the Florida Keys off of Key West, we fish a series shallow water wrecks.  Because the water is so shallow, the Different species of fish hold on these wrecks horizontally, as opposed to vertically as they do on the deeper water wrecks.

Fishtafarian Family/Key West #1

In this episode of The Spanish Fly, Jose goes on the water with a family of fishtafarian artists. Fishing the shallow wrecks west of Key West and beyond.  Jose shows the family some sharks, goliath grouper and tuna action in the Gulf of Mexico. Caleb and Jacob show the ancient japanese art form of fish printing known as "gyotaku".

Fishtafarian Family/Key West #2

Jose continues his exciting day of fishing, this time further into the Gulf of Mexico, fishing behind shrimp boats for tuna, bonito and cobia with an eccentric family of fishtafarian artists. Fishbone, Caleb, and Jacob unveil their one of a kind metal sculpture inspired by their fishing adventure with Jose.

Season: 12

Dominican Republic Marlin

Jose travels to the Dominican Republic's easternmost point, Punta Cana, to fish with Capt. Ross Clark and his first mate Nick.  Capt. Clark specializes in offshore blue marlin fishing, and Jose looks to end his "blue marlin, black cloud."

Dominican Republic Tarpon

Jose continues exploring Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic where he meets several locals who show him very usual fisheries. One is a man-made lagoon in the middle of a golf course construction at the luxury resort Capcana. The other is a remote area called the Laguana Bavaro, and Jose becomes one of the first ever to sportfish there.

Key West-Ken Davis

Jose takes long time friend Ken Davis fishing in Key West after he returned briefly from Iraq.  Ken Davis is civilian contractor working in Iraq who has returned briefly to his home in the Keys.   Jose shoots to show Ken as much about the key west fishery as possible in the short time available.

Sandwich Mass Bluefin Tuna with Terry Nugent

Catching 200+lbs fish on a spinning rod seems a bit far fetched, but Terry Nugent and Jeff Brodeur from Sandwich, MA, have been catching bluefin tuna of that size regularly.  Even more impressive is the fact that this fishery is all sight fishing, casting to feeding fish on the surface with top water lures.  Incredible visual action chasing birds, bait, and tuna!

Season: 2012

Florida Everglades with Rob Fordyce

The Florida Everglades is a vast and complex system whose waters start at Lake Okeechobee and travels south and west through Everglades City and Chokoloskee ending up in the Gulf of Mexico.  Rob Fordyce and Jose explore some of the hard to reach area in a micro-skiff utilizing new advances in marine electronics to help them find their way.  Come along as they find new areas to fish for snook and redfish.

Season: 12

Key West, FL, Fly Fishing with Will Benson on the flats

The Florida Keys are one of the best places to sight fish for some of the elusive flats species such as tarpon, bonefish, and permit.  Will Benson, a Florida Keys flats guide, takes Jose in search of these sought after species with a fly rod.  The pinnacle of saltwater fly fishing is catching a permit with a fly rod.  Learn about the life of a Florida Keys guide obsessed with catching these fish.

Key West, FL – Sinking the Vandenberg with Joe Weatherby pt 1

Artificial reefs happen sometimes by accident and sometimes on purpose.  The sinking of the USS Hoyt Vandenberg was a project 13 years in the making, and now the centerpiece for this two part series.  Tag along as Jose takes project manager Joe Weatherby on a fishing trip that will teach us all about the advantages of these artificial reefs as well as the intricacies involved in sinking a ship.

Key West, FL – Sinking the Vandenberg with Joe Weatherby pt 2

In Part 2 we continue following the Vandenberg story with Joe Weatherby as the ship ends its career above the water, and begins its new life underwater.  In this show we will explore the metamorphosis that takes place as the ship becomes a part of the undersea environment, providing shelter and food for a variety of species.  Take a dive with us as we give you an up close view of the ship underwater.

Guantanamo Bay Cuba Fishing with Troops

Jose travels to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to host a fishing tournament and to spend some time with the troops, fishing in the waters surrounding the GITMO naval base.  We look back at the Cuban and American history of this base that was founded in the 1930s.

Crooked Island with Carter Andrews, 1st Blue Marlin

“Hello, my name is Jose Wejebe, and I’ve never caught a blue marlin.”  That line from Jose starts the show, as we realize Jose has hooked and lost 27 blue marlin in his career, and never once gotten one to the boat.  Carter Andrews and Bahamian Robbie Gibson are tasked with trying to overcome the curse, all within site of land, in the waters off Crooked Island.  Another brush with a marlin Jose might loose, pushes the crew to the brink, and nearly incites mutiny as a furious Andrews reacts.

Fishtafarian Family/Key West #1

In this episode of The Spanish Fly, Jose goes on the water with a family of fishtafarian artists. fishing the shallow wrecks west of key west and beyond.  Jose shows the family some sharks, goliath grouper and tuna action in the Gulf of Mexico. Caleb and Jacob show the ancient japanese art form of fish printing known as "gyotaku".

Fishtafarian Family/Key West #2

Jose continues his exciting day of fishing, this time further into the Gulf of Mexico, fishing behind shrimp boats for tuna, bonito and cobia with an eccentric family of fishtafarian artists. Fishbone, Caleb, and Jacob unveil their one of a kind metal sculpture inspired by their fishing adventure with Jose.

Dominican Republic Marlin

Jose travels to the Dominican Republic's easternmost point, Punta Cana, to fish with Capt. Ross Clark and his first mate Nick. Capt. Clark specializes in offshore blue marlin fishing, and Jose looks to end his "blue marlin, black cloud."

Dominican Republic Tarpon

Jose continues exploring Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic where he meets several locals who show him very usual fisheries. One is a man-made lagoon in the middle of a golf course construction at the luxury resort Capcana. The other is a remote area called the Laguana Bavaro, and Jose becomes one of the first ever to sportfish there.

Key West-Ken Davis

Jose takes long time friend Ken Davis fishing in Key West after he returned briefly from Iraq.  Ken Davis is civilian contractor working in Iraq who has returned briefly to his home in the keys.   Jose shoots to show Ken as much about the key west fishery as possible in the short time available.

Sandwich Mass Bluefin Tuna w/Terry Nugent

Catching 200+lbs fish on a spinning rod seems a bit far fetched, but Terry Nugent and Jeff Brodeur from Sandwich, MA have been catching bluefin tuna of that size regularly.  Even more impressive is the fact that this fishery is all sight fishing, casting to feeding fish on the surface with top water lures.  Incredible visual action chasing birds, bait, and tuna!

Florida Everglades w/Rob Fordyce

The Florida Everglades is a vast and complex system whose waters start at Lake Okeechobee and travels south and west through Everglades City and Chokoloskee ending up in the Gulf of Mexico.  Rob Fordyce and Jose explore some of the hard to reach area in a micro-skiff  utilizing new advances in marine electronics to help them find their way.  Come along as they find new areas to fish for snook and redfish.

Key West FL Fly Fishing w/Will Benson on the flats

The Florida Keys are one of the best places to sight fish for some of the elusive flats species such as tarpon, bonefish, and permit.  Will Benson, a Florida Keys flats guide, takes Jose in search of these sought after species with a fly rod.  The pinnacle of saltwater fly fishing is catching a permit with a fly rod.  Learn about the life of a Florida Keys guide obsessed with catching these fish.

Key West FL – Sinking the Vandenberg w/Joe Weatherby pt 1

Artificial reefs happen sometimes by accident and sometimes on purpose.  The sinking of the USS Hoyt Vandenberg was a project 13 years in the making, and now the centerpiece for this two part series.  Tag along as Jose takes project manager Joe Weatherby on a fishing trip that will teach us all about the advantages of these artificial reefs as well as the intricacies involved in sinking a ship.

Key West FL – Sinking the Vandenberg w/Joe Weatherby pt 2

In Part 2 we continue following the Vandenberg story with Joe Weatherby as the ship ends its career above the water, and begins its new life underwater.  In this show we will explore the metamorphosis that takes place as the ship becomes a part of the undersea environment, providing shelter and food for a variety of species.  Take a dive with us as we give you an up close view of the ship underwater.

Guantanamo Bay Cuba Fishing w/Troops

Jose Travels to Guantanamo Bay Cuba to host a fishing tournament and to spend some time with the troops, fishing in the waters surrounding the GITMO naval base.  We look back at the Cuban and American history of this base that was founded in the 1930s.

Crooked Island with Carter Andrews, 1st Blue Marlin

“Hello, my name is Jose Wejebe, and I’ve never caught a blue marlin.”  That line from Jose starts the show, as we realize Jose has hooked and lost 27 blue marlin in his career, and never once gotten one to the boat.  Carter Andrews and Bahamian Robbie Gibson are tasked with trying to overcome the curse, all within site of land, in the waters off Crooked Island.  Another brush with a marlin Jose might loose, pushes the crew to the brink, and nearly incites mutiny as a furious Andrews reacts.

Dominican Republic Marlin

Jose travels to the Dominican Republic's easternmost point, Punta Cana, to fish with Capt. Ross Clark and his first mate Nick.  Capt. Clark specializes in offshore blue marlin fishing, and Jose looks to end his "blue marlin, black cloud."

Dominican Republic Tarpon

Jose continues exploring Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic where he meets several locals who show him very usual fisheries. One is a man-made lagoon in the middle of a golf course construction at the luxury resort Capcana. The other is a remote area called the Laguana Bavaro, and Jose becomes one of the first ever to sportfish there.

Florida Everglades w/Rob Fordyce

The Florida Everglades is a vast and complex system whose waters start at Lake Okeechobee and travels south and west through Everglades City and Chokoloskee ending up in the Gulf of Mexico.  Rob Fordyce and Jose explore some of the hard to reach area in a micro-skiff  utilizing new advances in marine electronics to help them find their way.  Come along as they find new areas to fish for snook and redfish.

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