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November 9, 2016

The discharging of polluted water that began early this year from Lake Okeechobee into the surrounding estuaries is finally slowing. An unusually rainy dry season, in combination with the long delay in fully implementing the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (which includes purchasing land south of Lake Okeechobee), resulted in the Army Corps of Engineers discharging massive amounts of fresh water...

November 7, 2016

by Alex Lovett-Woodsum

Some of my fondest childhood memories were spent out in nature. I was blessed to have both easy access and parents who insisted on pushing me out into the natural world at every turn. I have very early memories of running in the woods in New Hampshire, turning over rocks to find bright orange salamanders or...

November 4, 2016

Maverick Boat Group has been a longtime supporter of BTT's efforts, donating $250 from every flats boat sold to support the cause. We recently sat down with Captain Bou Bosso of the TV show Silver Kings to chat about why he loves partnering with Maverick.

November 1, 2016

What are those wily permit up to? We are working to get to the bottom of that question through the permit tagging program. Using dart and acoustic tags, we are starting to see some patterns emerge.

A total of 16 permit have been acoustically tagged in the Lower Keys since the program began in early 2016. Seven permit have...

October 28, 2016

Join us on one of our upcoming Traveling Angler trips! It’s a great opportunity to fish and learn about bonefish, tarpon and permit and conservation efforts, while supporting BTT. Reserve your spot now--Space is limited!

Mangrove Cay Club, November 13-19, 2016

Justin Lewis, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust's Bahamas Initiative Manager, will be at Mangrove Cay...

October 27, 2016

It was with great sadness we received news Tuesday that Captain Bill Curtis had passed away. A fishing legend and founding board member of BTT, Captain Bill was a renowned flats guide who pioneered catching bonefish on fly in Biscayne Bay. BTT and the sport of fly-fishing owe much to his ingenuity and to his passion for the flats fisheries...

October 24, 2016

Join BTT January 10-16, 2017 at Bair's Lodge in the Bahamas for an awesome traveling angler trip! The trip includes six nights and five days of fishing alongside BTT's Dr. Aaron Adams, author of a number of books on fly fishing. You’re sure to learn something from him!

This is also a great opportunity to catch...

October 18, 2016

A friend and BTT partner on the south coast of Cuba, Felipe Rodriguez (Master Guide for the flats fishery at the Zapata Swamp National Park), recently sent us a report about the amazing number of baby permit that are along the beaches near the Bay of Pigs. And he has awesome pictures to prove it.

Felipe and the...

October 17, 2016

Justin Lewis, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust's Bahamas Initiative Manager, will be at Mangrove Cay Club's from November 13 to November 19. Justin will be continuing his research on Andros' bonefish, their habitat, and their behavior. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to spend a week with one of the world's leading bonefish scientists in one of the best fisheries in...

October 13, 2016

Imagine sitting at your desk, tending to the business of the day, when you receive a call from an unknown number. You let it go to voicemail. When you finally check it, you learn that you’ve won the Trip of a Lifetime - you are the lucky BTT member who gets a free trip to fish at ...