Anna Maria Island Spring Fishing Update
Hello everyone! Captain Matt here from Anna Maria Island with a quick updated fishing report and forecast. The weather has been amazing all winter long, 70 to 80 degrees most days. We are having early spring conditions and for that reason the water temperatures are in the low 70s. Spring fishing is on and we are hammering the fish inshore and offshore!
Inshore the Snook fishing has been excellent: 40 to 60 a day this past week along with a few Reds and plenty of Trout, if you are looking for some fish to eat.
Offshore the Snapper, Grouper, Tunny, and Cobia have been on fire, especially the Snapper which are my favorite fish to eat! With the water warming I expect the Kingfish, Permit and Mackerel to move in full force any day.
We have a few spring days open. Let me know asap if you are interested! Also Tarpon season starts May 1st and runs till the middle of July; open days are filling quickly if you are planning for Tarpon. For those of you that already have your days planned I look forward to fishing with you. I hope this message finds everyone well and we all have a great 2017 on the water.
Capt. Matt Ercoli
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About The Author: Captain Matt Ercoli
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.