Jose Wejebe's life influenced and inspired a generation of anglers and adventurers as he brought us along on excursions to some of the most magical destinations in the world. In 2013, his legacy will continue with a season long tribute to the best of those adventures. His closest and dearest friends will re-live their best best memories and most memorable moments while sharing their own recollections of why a day on the water with Jose was a day that will never be forgotten and how Jose's passion for the ocean and the life within it made the world a better place. It's a celebration of one of the most watched and respected slatwater programs of all time.
4/5/2013 07:00:00 AM - The Beginning
4/12/2013 07:00:00 AM - A Star is Born
Fri 4/12/13 7:00am , 12:30pm EST
Sat 4/13/13 11:00am EST
Sun 4/14/13 10:00am EST
A Star Is Born
Always a charitable and philanthropic character throughout his life, Jose donated his guide time and boat to the Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series supporting Cystic Fibrosis in children. It was there in 1992 that Jerry Mckinnis, host of ‘The Fishin Hole,' came to the Redbone SLAM celebrity tournament to shoot a different show and met a young Jose on the docks to fish with him for the day. It was Jose's second time ever on television and it spawned the idea of Mckinnis helping him start a whole new show called The Spanish Fly.
4/19/2013 07:00:00 AM - Mastering the Florida Keys
Fri 4/19/13 7:00am , 12:30pm EST
Sat 4/20/13 11:00am EST
Sun 4/21/13 10:00am EST
Mastering The Florida Keys
‘Spanish Fly: Celebration' continues as Capt. Jose Wejebe masters the Florida Keys and takes fishing to a new level up and down the Keys. The Florida Keys were always the home base though, and legendary shows were done right in Key West. Join Capt. Steve Impallomeni and Jose's daughter Krissy fishing offshore for tuna as they reminisce about Jose and his life on the water in Key West, and later looking into Jose's past as they pour over his old log books.Read more...
4/26/2013 07:00:00 AM - The Early YearsFri 4/26/13 7:00am , 12:30pm EST
The Early Years
The show ‘Spanish Fly' took off in the early years with a different approach to other shows on the air. Jose always envisioned being another ‘Walkers Cay Chronicles,' but it soon took on a life of its own with classical music, barefoot interviews in odd locations, and Jose's fearless and detail oriented yet approachable style. Not only were there reoccurring guest hosts on the show that Jose had relationships with, during this time a lifelong relationship began with Shimano as a field tester and R&D consultant. This was at a time Shimano had nearly no saltwater experience and from day one Jose helped build the brand for what it is today. Join Dave Pfieffer and Roby Gant as they are guided in Key West by Capt. Steve Impallomeni and share many behind the scene stories of Jose.Read more...
5/3/2013 07:00:00 AM - The Adventuring BeginsFri 5/3/13 7:00am , 12:30pm EST
The Adventure Begins
In the early years of ‘Spanish Fly,' the shows mainly took to Jose's backyard of the Florida Keys where Jose knew every inch of territory and the migrations of all the bait and fish. But he eventually couldn't be contained in just one country. El Salvador, Ecuador, and Costa Rica (before everyone went there) were a few of the destinations before Crooked Island in the Bahamas enters the story: a tiny island with one tiny resort that used a few Bahamian local guides for bonefishing. It was on one of these first trips where Jose meets lifelong friend Carter Andrews. Join Carter Andrews and Robert Trosset for a day of shark fishing while reminiscing about the first times they met and fished with Jose.Read more...
5/10/2013 07:00:00 AM - Spanish Fly Meet the WorldFri 5/10/13 7:00am , 12:30pm EST
Spanish Fly, Meet The World
Jose Wejebe's was one of the unquestioned ambassadors of the Florida Keys, but throughout the 17 year history of the show, he also became the fishing ambassador to the rest of the world. His trips were true travel adventure and the list of countries and oceans he travelled to was long. As with most of Jose's adventures, the trip was not in the destination but the road along the way One of his biggest adventures filmed was nearly 5 years in the making: a trip to the other side of the planet with the film crew to fish the remote atolls of the Indian Ocean. The 10 day expedition features breathtaking scenery, incredible fishing, a tropical cyclone, a mysterious sickness in the crew, and a near run in with Somalian pirates. Epic best of moments and behind the scenes stories frame the adventuresRead more...
5/17/2013 07:00:00 AM - From Student to TeacherFri 5/17/13 7:00am , 12:30pm EST
From Student to Teacher
The early days for Jose Wejebe were a classic case of absorbing knowledge from anywhere he could get it. Books, TV Shows, hand written letters to people he looked up to, and finally befriending those same mentors. But along the way, Jose discovered his own knowledge by sheer time on the water. While filming the early years of ‘Spanish Fly,' Jose continued guiding full time which gave him all the full time information of what the fishing world was doing. He could have easily kept it all to himself, but he willingly took on ‘little bro's' that he mentored and helped get started their dreams similar to his learning from the greats like Stu Apte. This show drives home the ‘from being mentored to being a mentor.' It was always about passing on the knowledge.Read more...
5/24/2013 07:00:00 AM - Establishing a FoundationFri 5/24/13 7:00am , 12:30pm EST
Establishing A Foundation
By far Jose Wejebe's biggest love was not just the oceans of the world, but the moments he cherished being a father to Krissy Wejebe. It was this relationship that helped him become a big advocate of taking kids fishing, But there's no question that one of his biggest passions people might not be aware of was his dedication to helping people through his charitable works. As a young guide he donated time to Cystic Fibrosis and freely gave his time and energy to the Redbone tournaments which have raised millions to search for the cure and ironically became how he got discovered to be a TV star. Continuing throughout his life and career, Jose unselfishly donated his time,money, and equipment to support countless charities including the Make A Wish Foundation where an incredible freindship with Wish recipients Christian Goodpaster and Jonathan Nitche would forever change Jose and his audience around the world forevr. Jonathan returns to Key West to fish with Steve Impallomeni and reflects on all that was done for him and many others.Read more...
5/31/2013 07:00:00 AM - Part 3 of the Baja ShowsFri 5/30/13 7:00am , 12:30pm EST
Baja Mexio Pt. 3 - Never Seen Before
This never before seen show was the third and final part to a series of shows Jose Wejebe and crew shot last year. After fishing the first few days on the West coast of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico, the crew travels across the Peninsula to the Sea of Cortez in search of the beautiful leopard grouper. This is the first of two never before seen Spanish Fly shows.
6/7/2013 07:00:00 AM - Embracing the Louisiana DeltaFri 6/7/13 7:00am , 12:30pm EST
Embracing the Louisiana Delta
After Hurricane Katrina, and then again after the Deep Horizon Oil Spill, Jose Wejebe was the first to get down to the Gulf coast, "boots on the ground" he would say, to figure out how the fishery really was effected after both of these disasters in one of the healthiest saltwater delta estuaries in the world. The only reason he went: is to help tell the story of that fishery being healthy and open to fishing, but more importantly he went to help the local people of the commercial and recreational industry. There are incredible best of moments during all of his trips to Louisiana. Join Rimmer Covington and Eric Newman as they go offshore to the first place Rimmer took Jose 10 years ago to catch the diverse species of the northern Gulf of Mexico.
6/14/2013 07:00:00 AM - The Lighter SideFri 6/14/13 7:00am , 12:30pm EST
The Lighter Side
Many people were familiar with Jose's travel adventures and fishing expeditions, but few new of his off the water life and other passions. The behind the scenes stories of getting gear around the world and covering the action were events in themselves, and not always safe events. But it wasn't always adventurous or dangerous. There were many lighter sides and comedic moments that took place during the 17 years of shows. Jose always believed the journey was the destination and his show truly transcended ‘just a fishing show' as many of the adventures he shared we're about the Road Less Travelled. The stories within the stories from the people who were there to capture it; the producers and videographers tell their story.Read more...
6/21/2013 07:05:00 AM - The Last EvergladesFri 6/21/13 7:00am , 12:30pm EST
The Last Everglades
Often asked by fans "what is your favorite thing to fish for", Jose would always answer, "tarpon on fly." This is the final episode of the Spanish Fly that has never been seen and was the last shoot Jose Wejebe was on. The accident took place just hours after the interviews were shot in Everglades City Florida.Read more...
6/28/2013 07:00:00 AM - Tribute ShowFri 6/28/13 7:00am , 12:30pm EST
The Tribute Show
Best of moments from 16 seasons of the Spanish fly framed by the story of Jose Wejebe and the friends and family we shared the adventures with.Read more...