Memorial service set for famed fishing-show host - Trade Only Today

Memorial service set for famed fishing-show host

Author:
Publish date:

Those whose lives were touched by Capt. Jose Wejebe are invited to attend a Celebration of Life at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the International Game Fish Association Museum in Dania Beach, Fla.

Wejebe, 54, of Summerland Key, died April 6 after the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff in Everglades City, Fla. Weather is believed to have been a factor. He was the respected host of the long-running Spanish Fly fishing show, which began in 1995 on ESPN and later was shown on the Outdoor Channel.

He was also a member of the Hell’s Bay Boatworks’ pro team, a blend of flats captains, authors, producers, TV hosts and leading fly- and light-tackle fishing educators who shared Wejebe’s love for fishing and the environment.

“I admired Jose's energy, love for life and dedication to his friends. Jose inspired me with his ability to make everyone around him feel as if they were his personal best friend, or bro,” Hell’s Bay president Chris Peterson said in a statement. “He had charismatic energy to light a room with just his mere presence. Jose was always willing to give to the children's charities, where he gave of himself and his personal time, a rare quality today.”

Click here for the full release.

Related

E-nnovation Lab to expand at 2018 Metstrade show

The growing demand for hybrid and electric engines is becoming more apparent within the leisure marine market, prompting Metstrade to introduce the E-nnovation Lab platform for electric propulsion technology.

Aluminum, tow boats lead moderate growth in May

Boat registrations were up 2.1 percent in May in the main powerboat categories, and rose 3.2 percent in all categories, according to preliminary data from Statistical Surveys Inc., a Michigan company that tracks new boat registrations.

Retaliatory tariffs on boats to EU start today

The 25 percent tariff the EU announced Wednesday on U.S.-built boats kicks in today, and a 10 percent tariff on boats sold to Canada will start July 1, prompting boatbuilders to worry they will lose sales to those countries.