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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust News

May 2, 2017

Earlier this spring, the inaugural 2017 London Fly Fishing Fair was staged over two days in the impressive main hall of London's Business Design Centre. Our UK representative Paul Sharman was on hand to fly the flag for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. Hosted by Orvis UK in their booth, Paul reports that he had plenty of interest in...

April 26, 2017

Tarpon season is here! Dr. Aaron Adams, BTT Director of Science and Conservation, recently joined Capt. Rick Murphy on the Florida Insider Fishing Report to discuss tarpon catch and release handling. Visit the Tarpon Catch & Release page to review the best handling practices. To determine the weight of a fish, use our Tarpon Weight...

April 24, 2017

(photo: Dr. Zack Jud)

The Florida Senate has done its job and passed SB 10, which calls for the construction of a much-needed reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb harmful discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. The proposed reservoir would store approximately 78 billion gallons of water that would be conveyed south to the Everglades...

April 19, 2017

(photo: Will Benson)

The Drake recently published an excellent article by Michael Adno about permit fishing in the Florida Keys and BTT's ongoing work to conserve the species:

The bulk of BTT's permit research has focused on establishing patterns in habitat use and movement. By tracking fish as they travel between feeding locations and spawning...

April 18, 2017

(photo: Shane Smith)

This time of year, the snowbirds are beginning their migration north and the tarpon are moving in. Typically, we see large schools of tarpon moving in on the Gulf coast as the weather begins to warm. Since we’ve been having such mild winters, these schools have been showing up earlier and earlier. Once they...

April 14, 2017

Dr. Aaron Adams, BTT Director of Science and Conservation, was recently interviewed about the results of the Tarpon Genetics Program. Click here to read the article in

April 11, 2017

A Letter to the Editor by Captain Steve Friedman, a founding board member of Florida Bay Forever , recently appeared in FL Keys News . (photo: Nick Roberts)

April 10, 2017


BTT will join with other conservation groups and concerned citizens in Tallahassee on April 11 to make our collective voices heard. Together we will meet with legislators from our districts and from all parts of Florida. Our elected officials need to hear from ALL of us--Captains. Fishing Guides. Anglers. Together, we will...

April 7, 2017

photo: Nick Roberts

The Senate Appropriations Committee's vote this week represents progress in the effort to secure water storage south of Lake Okeechobee.

Click here to read today's editorial in the Sun Sentinel.

April 6, 2017

(photo: Marcos Furer)

"Thomas McGuane writes better about fishing than anyone else in the history of mankind." –Jim Harrison

Yesterday, in New York City, the American Museum of Fly Fishing, located in Manchester, Vermont, honored influential author and BTT Honorary Trustee Thomas McGuane with its 2017 Heritage Award. Guests of the event were treated to a...