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September 14, 2012

ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA KEYS -- The stars and stripes will be flying high at the Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Tournament , set for Veteran's Day Weekend, November 9-11, 2012. In honor of our nation's soldiers, the resort will partner with the Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation to bring two wounded servicemen to compete in the tournament as a...

September 12, 2012

Bjorn Stromsness from Bonefish on the Brain interviews researcher Andy Danylchuk, Ph.D. Here's an excerpt:

Andy, what has you particularly excited when it comes to bonefish, tarpon or permit research right now?

Still so much more to discover. Although anglers focus so much on these icons, we still know relatively little about them. Every...

September 11, 2012

Hogan Brown grew up an only child near the Lower Yuba River, a prime fly fishing area. At 17 years old he was hooked on the sport. These days, the 33-year-old fishing guide and high school teacher helps run Cast Hope, a nonprofit organization that pulls kids ages 10 and older away from the television, computer and video games and...

September 10, 2012

Capt. Clay Shidler's 8-year-old client Annabelle Touchton surprised everyone when she caught a 7 pound bonefish on a shrimp tipped jig near Crystal River, Florida on September 1st. Crystal River, on the Big Bend portion of Florida’s west coast, mid-way between Tampa and the Panhandle, is an area renowned for its redfishing; for grouper and snapper offshore. But...

September 7, 2012

I used to fish a lot. I even worked as a sport fishing captain and guided for a while on fly, some might say misguided. Slowly over time the rods were passed over in favor of the camera, my fly rods being the last to go. Since then it’s all been about photographing the fish rather than catching them, picking...

September 6, 2012

Congratulations to George Spofford of Tampa, Florida, the winner of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's August gear giveaway and a Patgonia rolling luggage bag. All new members joining at the $50 level are also entered to win an end of year drawing for a trip for two to Ascension Bay Bonefish Club. Don't be left out, join today,...

September 6, 2012

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will begin discussing potential changes to tarpon regulations at their September 6 meeting in Tampa. Currently, tarpon may only be "possessed" by a guide or angler who has purchased a $50 tarpon tag. Possession ranges from harvesting a tarpon for IGFA World Record submission to towing a tarpon to weigh stations during a...

September 5, 2012

Thanks to a brand new tagging effort initiated by Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and backed by Costa Sunglasses, valuable data has started to trickle in that will help us better understand the flats species we love to hate. Project Permit is in full effect. Continue reading the full story.

September 1, 2012

El Pescador Resort in Ambergris Caye, Belize will hold the 2nd Annual Grand Slam Tagging Invitational Wednesday, Jan 23– Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 with proceeds to benefit BTT. El Pescador will donate $250 (US) for every paying angler entering the 2nd Annual Grand Slam Tagging Invitational. The total sum raised will be donated in the tournament grand champion’s name to...

August 29, 2012

A juvenile tarpon habitat restoration project planned near Boca Grande, Florida recently got underway. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, in collaboration with The Lemon Bay Conservancy are working together to identify and restore appropriate habitat for juvenile tarpon.

Juvenile tarpon require very unique habitat, their ability to gulp air from the surface allows them to live in...

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