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Monday
Apr092012

Fishing Community Loses One of Its Best in Plane Crash

Jose Wejebe (right) helps build house in Dominican Republic.

Best known for his fishing program “Spanish Fly,” Jose Wejebe died Friday afternoon in a plane crash at an Everglades City airstrip.

He was a charming, affable guy --- as well as a great fisherman --- and he will be missed, as will his insights, knowledge, and generosity.

Read a news account of the tragedy here.

Also check out Garry Poyssick’s tribute to Wejebe at The Online Fisherman.

Poyssick says this:

“It was a true honor to know the guy. He was --- like a hero of mine named Captain David M. Rieumont --- deeply involved in the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Consider sending Make-A-Wish a few bucks tonight in memory of our fishing friend. Farewell, Jose. I'll see you on the water one of these days, my friend.”

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Reader Comments (1)

Wow I know this sounds cliche,but this really saddens me ,I remember watching Jose's series start in the 90's and was hooked om watching and wondering "where well he be fishing from now?" Sometimes in Ausralia's Great Barrier reef ,some time South Africa heck once and a while he would be fishing the Amzon basin,then watching his special on National Geographic on Pacific sail fish,who will ever forget all the spectacular footage! almost fell apart when I saw the tribute to him and was really,really saddended for the weekend may he also remebered for his sincere charity,may he find better fishing grounds now

April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRudy

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