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Tampa Bay April Fishing Report

Capt. Matt Ercoli
April 3, 2016
Tampa Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

Tampa Bay April Fishing Report

April is always one of Anna Maria Island's best month to fish and it looks like we are right on track for a typical April. This time of year you can't pick a wrong direction to go, there are just so many different areas holding a different verity of fish.

Inshore the Snook, Redfish and Trout have been a killer. I had one day this week where we landed over 50 Snook and 18 Redfish. Most days inshore have been pretty similar. Basically the flats are just covered up with fish.

Offshore is equally good. Snapper fishing is better than ever. I have been catching large Kingfish and they will only get thicker from here. There are tons of hard pulling Grouper mixed in with the Snapper. There are also some Cobia and Permit on the wrecks as well as Mackerel and Tunny. If you want something big, Goliath Grouper and Sharks are getting more aggressive following the migration of the pelagic fish.

In general the fishing is about as good as it gets around here. Remember that Tarpon season will be here shortly, May 1st thru mid July it's my primary target.

Enjoy yourself on the water.
Capt. Matt Ercoli


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Offering half to full day flats fishing charters aboard his custom 24' Sheaffer flats/tower boat. Fishing the backwater flats from Tampa to Sarasota Bays, Capt. Matt Ercoli has the knowledge and personality to ensure that you have a great fishing experience. Providing both inshore flats fishing for tarpon, snook, redfish, trout and offshore fishing for permit, kingfish, bonita, grouper or shark. Capt. Matt accommodates both lite tackle and fly fishermen.

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