Jose Wejebe

The fishing world tragically lost an icon a few days ago. Not only was he well-known in the fishing industry, Jose Wejebe was a true gentleman of the sport, having seemingly done it all. Equally skillful with conventional spinning and baitcasting gear, Jose could fly fish with the best of them, presenting a fly flawlessly time and again. Guide, accomplished tournament angler, celebrity/television personality, and all-around terrific champion for others, Jose had a knack for always bringing out the best in people. Always upbeat, Jose seemed to find the best in any situation. Continue reading

Highest Compliments and Thanks

One of the highest compliments that I feel that I can receive as a fishing guide is a customer booking a return trip. Sure, there are many things that I truly appreciate, as the owner of Traverse City Bass Guide Service, including customer reviews that I can post to my web site, customer referrals, gratuities, etc. but to me, the ultimate is the opportunity to fish with a customer on a repeat basis. This means that hopefully, I showed that particular customer a good enough time that they want to come out again. Given the nature of the business, and that we are located in Traverse City, it isn’t always easy to arrange fishing trips from as far as some of my repeat customers are from. And given the huge choice of so many wonderful travel destinations, the fact that the customer chose to come back not only to Traverse City, but to also fish with me again is just plain awesome! I’ve had customers from California, Oklahoma, quite a few from Texas and Florida, Canada… and the list goes on. I’ve even had a customer from Guam. That was a fun trip. Continue reading