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May 21, 2012

Renowned Sanibel Island mystery writer Randy Wayne White has joined a growing grassroots group of anglers who say the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series, which will begin this weekend, is unsporting and putting too much stress on the tarpon fishery.

White, who owns the trademark for the Doc Ford Rum Bar & Grille in which he is a partner, has...

May 18, 2012

Dr. Jon Shenker of the Florida Institute of Technology is set to begin a two part study of juvenile tarpon in the Indian River Lagoon of Florida's East coast. A research grant awareded by Bonefish & Tarpon Trust will help fund the project. In previous research efforts, Dr. Shenker and his students identified and determined the habitat requirements of tarpon...

May 15, 2012

The proverb “know your quarry” applies to fly-fishing for tarpon as much as it does to hunting. The more you know, the better your odds are of finding them and coercing them to bite a hook bound with feathers, fibers and animal hair. Scientist Michael Larkin explores what makes tarpon tick .

May 14, 2012

Fishermen are optimists, there’s just no other way to describe us. Every new day that we step onto a boat or wade off a shoreline, there is a new sense of hope that it will be a great day of fishing. Fishermen also tend to be adventurous, whether exploring new water or just excited with new ideas for another day...

May 11, 2012

Raul Navarette, one of the top flats guides in Belize, passed away unexpectedly on May 4th. Raul was a much sought after guide at the Belize River Lodge; the only FFF certified casting instructor in Belize and, to our knowledge, the only Belizean ever to have fished in the famous Jackson Hole One Fly Tournament. Known for...

May 10, 2012

True Flies LLC a BTT partner and supporter of the Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Restoration Program has donated co-branded BTT/True Flies logo shirts with proceeds from the sale of all shirts to benefit the Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Restoration Program near Boca Grande, Florida. The shirts are available through the BTT online store in...

May 9, 2012

“See those fish?” Arthur asked, pointing to a school of about 50 silvery shadows in the water. “ Those are bonefish .” Like many mountain-bound trout-rodders, for years I’ve dreamed about catching a bonefish on a fly rod. For months prior to the trip, I scoured fly-fishing magazines, phoned fly shops and Googled Web sites, “boning” up for...

May 8, 2012

For the third straight year, March Merkin Permit fishing tournament proceeds have been donated to Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and directed to Project Permit. 2012 proceeds were in excess of $17,000. In 2010, the all catch and release March Merkin tournament served as the kickoff for Project Permit , a research study aimed at answering basic...

May 7, 2012

More than 70 volunteers gathered at Highland Oaks Park recently to dig holes into the muddy banks of the pond and creek for 400-plus plants. The park is one of the few remaining natural habitats within a highly urbanized area near Aventura. Separate from the Oleta-connected pond and winding creek are two other sources of water: a wide lake surrounded...

May 3, 2012

The Sanibel Fly Fishers recently made a $750 contribution to The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. Pictured are Dave DeWalt and Drew Chicone of Sanibel Fly Fishers, and Aaron Adams of the BTT and Mote Marine Laboratory. The funds will be used to support the Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Project, which will reconnect traditional tarpon nursery areas with Pine Island Sound and...

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