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July 20, 2012

Enjoy Your Own Bahamas Bonefish Haven While Supporting BTT

There is a beautiful piece of sand available for sale in the Bahamas that is literally surrounded by bonefish. With a shallow stretch of the Atlantic on the front side and the 3-mile long Blanket Sound on the back, this 150 beachfront foot (.56 acre) lot on Kamalame Cay, Andros...

July 19, 2012

BRP announced today an agreement with legendary flats fisherman Stu Apte as he launches a new line of Stu Apte Signature Series Beavertail Skiffs in partnership with Aeon Marine. Having fished shallow waters for more than 60 years, Apte has an unmatched understanding of the equipment needs of flats fishing enthusiasts.

“Evinrude outboard engines have been...

July 18, 2012

Cheeca Lodge & Spa has announced the dates for the First Annual Cheeca Lodge & Spa All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament, with proceeds to benefit Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. The tournament represents a new addition to the roster of backcountry tournaments in the “Sport Fishing Capital of the World”, dates are November 9-11, 2012. Fishing headquarters for the tournament is...

July 17, 2012

More than 9,000 representatives from the global sportfishing community, exhibitors, buyers and outdoor media, converged on the Orange County Convention Center Wednesday through Friday last week, for the world’s largest sportfishing trade show.

The 55th International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, represents the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, driving sportfishing companies’ product sales year round...

July 16, 2012

Covered in small, butter-yellow flowers and thick green leaves, an unusual bush looks out of place amidst the surrounding sea of black needlerush marsh grass. It is a black mangrove, a plant typically associated with the coastlines of south Florida and the Caribbean. This particular bush is believed to be growing farther north than any other black mangrove on the...

July 11, 2012

In the 1950s, tarpon fishing on Florida Bay was a lonely game, with few players. Spring is here and giant tarpon are returning to the fishing flats of Florida. Facing off against this annual invasion are great picket lines of flyfisher-men, by now a familiar sight on the shallow banks of the Florida Keys, South Dade and (a...

July 9, 2012

Bonefish eat whenever they can and on all phases of the tide and moon. It is also axiomatic that if you aren’t there, you sure as hell can’t catch them.... so anytime is better than none. Having said that, there are better tides than others. I often tell anglers that it can be tough to pick the...

July 6, 2012
Captain Rupert Leadon of Andros Island, Bahamas passed away last week. He helped pioneer bonefishing on Andros Island and in 1984 purhchased the property of a former sisal plantation from the Bahamian government with a dream to build a bonefish lodge. Shortly thererafter, he erected Andros Island Bonefish Club which has been around the longest on Andros. I'll remember the...
July 3, 2012

Tarpon Take Center Stage , as published recently in Sport Fishing Magazine, by Jerald S. Ault, PH. D., "A Compelling Need for Conservation Brings Together Science and Fishing Communities to Support Sustainable Coastal Sport Fisheries".

Tarpon offer a challenge to biologist and angler alike. Hooked up, one senses the unbridled survival instincts of one of Earth's...

July 2, 2012

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to keep the snook season closed for another year in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park. The closure, which will run through Aug. 31, 2013, provides additional protection to snook after a 2010 cold spell killed thousands of the fish in...

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