Captain Matt Crouse

Captain Matt Crouse

Area Fished:
Charlotte Harbor/Pine Island Sound.

Launch Site(s): I launch out of a few ramps depending on tides and weather conditions but I usually launch at a tiny local ramp and pick up either at Laishley Park or Ponce DeLeon Park. I will also do dock pickups depending on the location.

Capt. Matt Crouse grew up fly fishing the mountain streams of Pennsylvania before eventually moving to Punta Gorda Florida in pursuit of saltwater game fish. There he learned the intricacies of Charlotte Harbor and saltwater fishing techniques from a handful of the best fisherman in Southwest Florida. Utilizing an 1820 Action Craft and a push pole he “stalks” fish for clients giving them the best fly casting opportunities he can. Capt. Matt specializes in fly fishing, using many of his own fly recipes, and light tackle spin fishing, using both artificial and live baits.

With a B.S in Education, Capt. Matt enjoys the teaching aspect of fishing without placing pressure on his anglers. He also loves working with children and seeing their faces light up while fighting the tough fish that reside in the harbor.

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