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June 8, 2012

(Originally published in the Boca Beacon on June 8, 2012)

Responsible Catch and Release is Essential

The use of catch and release as a conservation tool to ensure healthy recreational fisheries for the future has become standard throughout the world of recreational fisheries. The catch and release ethic is especially apparent in the world-class tarpon fishery of...

June 8, 2012

Need a great gift for Dad? Consider a co-branded True Flies and BTT logo shirt, they are available in limited quantity while supplies last. Not only will he get a great gift, the best part - the shirts were donated by True Flies LLC and all sales proceeds go to support the Juvenile Tarpon Habitat project near Boca...

June 5, 2012

Congratulations to Zan Thompson of Macon, Georgia, winner of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust's May gear giveaway and a BTT logoed gift package provided by True Flies LLC . 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...

June 4, 2012

Mike Leggett enjoys the thrill of chasing bonefish South of Tulum, Mexico, their blistering initial run, and how on the right days everything just seems to click. "This bonefish is everything he was cracked up to be. Not big but still stripping line down to the backing before he turns and begins to track a long, slow, back-and-forth circle that...

May 31, 2012

Photographing a fish is part of the experience and keeps us connected to nature, no question about it. Since all of us are keeping fewer fish these days, with a few common sense tricks, we can decrease the stress on a fish that photography adds and still end up with a memorable photograph.

Try an underwater camera, which are...
May 29, 2012

The Southeastern Wildlife Conservation Group is recruiting tarpon anglers to help with research and conservation studies in cooperation with the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. Volunteer opportunities include tarpon genetics recapture study, juvenile tarpon habitat identification, data collection and tagging Tarpon in the Mobile Bay, AL Watershed (any angler in the area with a boat may participate). Interested anglers...

May 25, 2012

The Belize River Lodge hosted the First Annual Bonefish and Permit Tagging Challenge from May 12 - 17. Ten anglers met to place spaghetti tags on bonefish and permit and DNA “tag” tarpon. The event was co-sponsored by Frontiers Travel , Costa , R.L. Winston Rod Company and Patagonia ....

May 24, 2012

A 20-year-old man fishes local waters every day for his meals and scoffs at the idea he might ingest too much mercury . "I ain't dead yet," said Justin Baird, who stopped at a Sebastian Inlet tackle shop one gusty afternoon after making his day's catch. "I've been eating fish since I was a little kid." His haul...

May 23, 2012

No that's not some kind of urological disorder. It is a description of some barely noticeable ripples in the usually dead, calm surface of the flat that indicates fish, bonefish, are moving underneath, pushing water ahead of them . There," Dee says, sounding a bit more urgent, "12 o'clock, straight ahead, three big bonefish. Make a cast...

May 22, 2012

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust UK representative Paul Sharman was at the recent Sportfish Spring show in Reading near London flying the flag for BTT and handing out journals and membership details in his quest to boost UK and European membership of BTT.

“I was surprised by just how few UK fly fishers know the BTT even...

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