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Jose Wejebe Dies in Single-Engine Plane Crash

by Ross Purnell, Editor   |  April 7th, 2012 11

Jose Wejebe

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office has reported that a small plane owned by Jose Wejebe crashed into a field around 5 p.m. Friday, April 6, shortly after taking off from an Everglades City, Florida, airpark.

The medical examiner still has to officially confirm the identity of the single body recovered from the wreckage, but investigators believe it was Wejebe.

The Cuban-born angler was the host of “Spanish Fly,” a saltwater fishing show on the Outdoor Channel and formerly ESPN.

  • Jason turner

    R.I.P JOSE SUCH A LOSS deepest sympathy to the wejebe family

  • J. Serra

    The sportfishing world lost a great guy. RIP José.

  • Anglinglaboratory

    The most artistic and influential angler of our generation, your kindness and ethics will never be forgotten

  • Ronald Johnson

    I watch him every week,it is losing a friend:(

  • flyfishing 507

    Rest in peace "amigo", you will not be forgoten….Thanks 4 your dedicated life to all us anglers.

  • Capt. Johnny Mc

    What a great a guy and dedicated fisherman. I'll never forget that show where he took the rod and real from his guest and swam under a low bridge in order to continue the fight with a nice tarpon, the guest drove the boat to the other side where he took over the final catch. Hats off to you Jose, you want be forgotten.

  • Liz Matos

    RIP Jose…His show was the only angler show I would actially sit down and watch with my husband. He will be missed.

  • DPC

    Nice hate, think about the mans family. Only white trash could be that cruel and ignorant.

  • Tyeeredfish John

    R.i.p. Jose. Men such as Jose are not replacable. The whole world is a more empty place.

  • Julie Anderson

    I was very fortunate to meet Jose at an Angler show in person. I have watched his shows for years and was my dream for him to take me fly fishing. I have a picture of him and I on my refrigerator and will treasure it for years to come.

  • Noureddine Elgheur

    What a loss !
    It's sad!
    I loved this man and his show!
    Such a great fisherman and respectful towards the fishery and nature!
    My deepest sympathies Go to his family!
    Viva the Spanish Fly !

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