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October 9, 2012

Congratulations to Paul Hampton of Estero, Florida, the winner of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's September gear giveaway and a selection of Fly Boxes from Cliff Outdoors . 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...

October 8, 2012

With rainfall at a record pace in some places, water managers are struggling to lower water levels in Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. South Florida has been saturated by what is shaping up as the wettest of wet seasons.

Water managers are struggling to deal with high-water concerns across a region left brimming by Tropical Storm...
October 5, 2012

We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity as part of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's 2012 Membership drive - your chance to win the first Orvis Helios 2 , nine-foot, 8-weight fly rod to come off the production line. This is your chance to win this one-of-a-kind special edition rod before they...

October 3, 2012

American sportsmen view conservation as important as gun rights and favor protection of public lands over fossil fuel production, according to a national survey released last week. The poll was conducted by Chesapeake Beach Consulting for the National Wildlife Federation. It surveyed 800 registered voters who hunted and/or fished.

"Hunters and anglers tend to be conservative politically, but many...

October 2, 2012

Scientists and anglers have long realized the impact that changes to Everglades water flows have had on fisheries within the Everglades, FloridaBay, and in other areas that receive water from the Everglades. Most also know that the ongoing work to restore the Everglades should help to improve the health of habitats and fisheries. A new project is expected to...

September 28, 2012

BTT staff and volunteers on location recently near Boca Grande, Florida at the site of a juvenile tarpon habitat restoraiton project. After netting juvenile tarpon, those large enough to have a small micro-chip surgically implanted will be tracked by radio antennae to determine their movement and use of the area, both prior to and after restoration. Staff...

September 26, 2012

Patrick Cooney recounts the summer he spent with a Guatemalan researcher trying to understand the impacts and stress on native fish. "Sitting just south of Mexico, Guatemala is a gorgeous country littered with ancient civilizations and beautiful landscapes. Similar to how European invaders wiped out native people throughout Guatemala and the "New World", a recent invasion from Asia...

September 25, 2012

We agreed with the the director of ecology of Cozumel, Rafael Chacón that we will not be spearfishing Trachinotus Falcatus (Permit) anymore in Cozumel. The law says spearfishing a Permit is legal. So you would ask yourself “Sooooooo? Why stop spearing it? It´s a great fish to hunt for and it tastes great.” Well, let me explain....

September 20, 2012
Tarpon anglers enjoying the awards banquet and raffle at the Lowcountry Tarpon Tournament

Sixteen boats entered the event that is slowly growing in name recognition as the tarpon tagging research tourney in S.C . - with some guides saying that this area of the coastal Lowcountry will be famous sooner rather than later for their...

September 17, 2012

Boca Grande’s Tarpon Conservation Project wrapped up its satellite tagging effort on Saturday, September 8 th . A total of 32 satellite tags have been placed on Charlotte Harbor tarpon over the past three years. Half the tags were placed in the spring in order to locate the tarpons’ offshore spawning grounds. The other half were put on the fish...

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