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August 23, 2012

If you are new to bonefishing, or flats fishing in general, I have some advice for you that could dramatically increase your conversion rate. The guide says “cast, 50 feet, 10:00.” You cast. Then… you wait for the guide to give further instructions. Don’t wait. There are two things you need to do right away after the cast and you...

August 20, 2012

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust has teamed up with the Amigos of the Sian Ka’an along with a generous grant from Costa del Mar sunglasses and launched a full-scale permit research program on Ascension and Espiritu Santo Bays. After a handful of training missions down to many of the lodges in the area, BTT director Aaron...

August 17, 2012

Everything a bonefish does in life involves feeding and camouflaging itself from predators that share its habitat. Success in catching bonefish is based on adapting to and blending into the surroundings to avoid detection. Paying attention to the smallest of details can be the difference between catching and not catching the gray ghost. Check out these tips and...

August 16, 2012

The angler who catches the largest bonefish (by length, catch-and-release only) anytime from October 1 to December 15, 2012 while fishing with H2O will win a free five-night / four-day fishing package for 2 with H2O Bonefishing for use between June 21-30, 2013 (retail value $6,000). The winning angler will also receive a Conservation membership with Bonefish and Tarpon Trust....

August 14, 2012

Thanks to anglers and guides that have participated in Costa’s Project Permit we are about to surpass 1,000 tagged permit in Florida. Project Permit is an important program because very little is known about permit and certainly not enough to guide conservation efforts. This program will help us identify the movement patterns of permit so that we can determine areas...

August 4, 2012
LEGENDARY fisherman and cultural icon Bonefish Folley has died at the age of 91.

Born Israel Rolle, Bonefish Folley was a local celebrity in West End, Grand Bahama, where for more than 60 years he delighted in taking his clients on bonefish tours . Considered the master in his field, he appeared on numerous television shows and...

August 2, 2012

Congratulations to Joel Hamilton of Salisbury, Maryland, winner of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's July gear giveaway and a $200 Gift Certificate provided by BTT sponsor www.boatoutfitters.com . All new members joining at the $50 level are automatically entered to win an end of year drawing for a trip for two to Ascension Bay Bonefish Club. Don't be left...

August 1, 2012

Over more than 12 weeks in 2010, BP's well spewed nearly 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The company used more than 1.8 million gallons of dispersants - more than 770,000 gallons of it at the oil's source on the ocean floor - to break up the oil into tiny droplets. Earlier research hadn't...

July 30, 2012

The first-ever closed season on harvesting permit in most Florida Keys waters ends on July 31. During the three-month closure that runs May through July, anglers in the Special Permit Zone in the Keys have been limited to release-only fishing for permit.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission created the permit zone and new closed...

July 26, 2012

The Florida Guides Association and fishing clubs all over Florida-as well as individual anglers-are invited to participate in the FGA/FWC Spirit of Tarpon DNA Sampling Challenge. The challenge is being promoted to encourage more anglers to participate in the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study, an effort by state biologists to learn about the survival, growth and migrations of tarpon caught and...

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