Fishing Reports by Captain Matt Ercoli

About The Author:

Company: Florida Sport Fishing Outfitters

Area Reporting: Tampa Bay to Sarasota Florida

Bio: Capt. Matt Ercoli is a premier Florida Gulf coast fishing guide and 1999 Saltwater Flats National Champion. He has assisted clients to five IGFA world records. Capt. Matt's experience and knowledge of local waters assures a successful day of fishing. Whether you prefer light tackle fishing or you're a fly-fishing purist, Capt. Matt can accommodate you. Fishing possibilities include the clear saltwater flats and mangrove backcountry from Tampa Bay & St. Petersburg to Sarasota; fishing for tarpon, snook, redfish and trout. If your preference is offshore fishing, there is permit, kingfish, grouper, little tunny, shark and more.

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Anna Maria Island Spring Fishing Update (3/03/2017)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] With the weather being Spring like conditions, fishing has been real hot!
Winter Fishing in Full Swing! (1/30/2017)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] This winter has been like fall fishing conditions, both inshore & off.
Anna Maria Island 2017 Fishing Update (1/06/2017)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Winter fishing is on fire, both inshore & offshore!
Anna Maria Island April Fishing Report (4/03/2016)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Spring fishing has arrived in full force!
Tampa Bay Feb 21 Fishing Report (2/21/2016)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] The warming weather has us heading into Spring fishing soon!
Anna Maria Island Feb Fishing Report (2/11/2016)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] More consistent cool weather stabilizes our winter fishing.
Tampa Bay June Fishing Report (1/30/2016)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Cooling Water Temps Brought is Closer to Winter Fishing.
Anna Maria Island January Fishing Report (1/05/2016)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Fishing has been spring like conditions before this current cold spat. Lots of Snook, Redfish, Trout and a few Flounder mixed in.
Tampa Bay October 13 Fishing Report (10/13/2015)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Fall fishing is just starting to arrive here in south Tampa Bay with perfect fishing weather rolling in!
Tampa Bay June 4 Fishing Report (6/04/2015)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Tarpon Fishing Is At It's Peak Right Now!
Anna Maria Island April Fishing Report (4/02/2015)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Spring fishing is on fire inshore and offshore!
Tampa Bay March Fishing Report (3/23/2015)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Warming weather has caused Spring fishing To explode, both inshore and offshore.
Anna Maria Island Mar 2 Fishing Report (3/02/2015)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Warming weather will move us into full blown Spring fishing this week here in south Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Feb 23 Fishing Report (2/23/2015)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] With the cold fronts moving through we have been in full winter fishing with great success!
Tampa Bay February Fishing Report (2/15/2015)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] With more cold fronts moving through it feels more like winter fishing, but the bite remains strong.
Tampa Bay Jan 24 Fishing Report (1/24/2015)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] This winter has had spring like fishing so far and I hope the nice weather keeps up!
Captain Matt Ercoli, 20 Years and Counting (1/14/2015)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] As I start 2015 I will also Start my 20th year as a charter captain.
Tampa Bay Dec. 15 Fishing Report (12/15/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Christmas fishing is upon us and the weather has been great!
Tampa Bay Oct 13 Fishing Report (10/13/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Fall Fishing Has Arrived With The Last Cool Front.
Tampa Bay Aug 21 Fishing Report (8/21/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] The hot weather we are having now brings with it HOT Fishing on the flats!
Tampa Bay July 15 Fishing Report (7/15/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Tarpon season looks to be extended for an extra couple of weeks this year!
Anna Maria Island July Fishing Report (6/30/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Tarpon fishing has reached it's peak now with double and triple hookups!
Tampa Bay, Anna Maria Island Fishing Report (6/15/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] With June temperatures finally here the Tarpon schools have soared, along with the fishing!
Tampa Bay June 4 Fishing Report (6/04/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Tarpon fishing has reached it's peak this week with multiple hook-ups.
Tampa Bay Memorial Day Fishing Report (5/28/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Tarpon Fishing is in full swing and I think we are looking at an extended season this year!
Tampa Bay April 29 Fishing Report (4/29/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Peak Tarpon season gets under way this week and will run till about the middle of July!
Tampa Bay April Fishing Report (4/11/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Spring Fishing Has exploded with offshore quickly following.
Tampa Bay Mar 16 Fishing Report (3/16/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Spring fishing Continues to be outstanding with trophy Snook trips.
Anna Maria Island Fishing Report (2/25/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] The spring Flats explosion just got underway this past Sunday!
Tampa Bay Feb 22 Fishing Report (2/22/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Warming water temps will take us into full blown spring fishing this coming week!
Tampa Bay Feb 2 Fishing Report (2/03/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Warming weather in the ten day forecast will bring spring like fishing.
Tampa Bay Jan 21 Fishing Report (1/20/2014)
[Tampa,FL] Passing cold fronts have finally pushed us into our winter fishing patterns.
Tampa Bay New Year Report (1/07/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] The new year brings cooling water and winter fishing.
Tampa Bay New Year Report (1/07/2014)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] The new year brings cooling water and winter fishing.
Tampa Bay Dec 26 Fishing Report (12/26/2013)
[Tampa,FL] Temps on the flats still remain a little on the warm side for this time of year, fishing remains good!
Tampa Bay Dec 12 Fishing Report (12/12/2013)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Fall fishing still holding on strong here in Tampa Bay while the rest of the country is in the deep freeze!
Tampa Bay Nov 7 Fishing Report (11/07/2013)
[Tampa,FL] With a couple cool fronts passing, winter fishing will soon be on the way!
Tampa Bay Sept. 6 Fishing Report (9/06/2013)
[Tampa,FL] Summer fishing has really been Hot & Hot. Plenty of flats and offshore action!
Tampa Bay July 1 Fishing Report (7/01/2013)
[Tampa,FL] This stormy weather has run me off the water for a couple days but allows me write a fishing report.
Tampa Bay June 1 Fishing Report (5/31/2013)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Tarpon season seems to be headed for a long season.
Tampa Bay May 1 Fishing Report (5/02/2013)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Tarpon fishing has arrived & will be our main target for the next three months!
Tampa Bay April 20 Fishing report (4/20/2013)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] We are in the middle of full blown Spring fishing, both inshore and offshore.
Tampa Bay April 7 Fishing Report (4/07/2013)
[Tampa,FL] This week should leap into full blown Spring fishing.
Tampa Bay April 1 Fishing Report (3/31/2013)
[Tampa,FL] Hoping that last cold will be the last for this winter.
Tampa Bay fishing report (3/19/2013)
[Tampa,FL] Tampa bay inshore and offshore fishing report from Anna Maria Island.
Tampa Bay March 10 Fishing Report (3/10/2013)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Looks like this last cold spell could be the last to effect our fishing!
Tampa Bay Late February Report (2/24/2013)
[Tampa,FL] Spring Like weather continue to fire up Spring fishing.
Anna Maria February Fishing Report (2/15/2013)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Balmy weather makes for spring like fishing conditions. The time to be out there fishing is now!
Tampa Bay February Fishing Report (2/05/2013)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Excellent winter weather makes for like fishing!
Tampa Bay January Fishing Report (1/27/2013)
[Anna Maria Island,FL] Super nice Weather makes for Spring like fishing!
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