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December 15, 2016

Anglers know the feeling well. That pull we get from the water. Rising well before dawn to pursue bonefish, tarpon or permit - or the slam! Our passion for pursuing these prized fish is matched only by our concern for the future of the fishery. We conserve what we love! Your support of our 2016 Annual Appeal will enable BTT...

December 9, 2016

December 7, 2016

By Marcus Stern, with Kait Parker and Spencer Wilking

CLEWISTON, Fla. – For months during 2016, plumes of toxic algae turned South Florida’s emerald waters the color of coffee and smothered its inlets under a fetid blanket of guacamole-green goop that killed off fish, suffocated oyster beds and triggered a ferocious outcry from coastal residents....

December 3, 2016

Patagonia has long been at the forefront of conservation and sustainability and has been a generous BTT partner for many years. Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard co-founded 1% For The Planet in 2002, and the company has since given millions to conservation while promoting sustainability in its own business. This November, Patagonia stepped up once again by promising to donate 100%...

December 2, 2016

Photo by Pat Ford

BTT is pleased that the FWC heard the testimony of many in South Florida that the barracuda population is in trouble, and that the Commission saw the need for new regulations for barracuda. We especially applaud Commissioner Spottswood for leading this effort. Given the apparently poor state of the barracuda population in South Florida,...

November 29, 2016

Above: "Mangrove Plantation" by Paul Puckett

Whether fishing for tailing bonefish or cruising permit around small mangrove shoots, pushing deep into mangrove-lined creeks in pursuit of juvenile tarpon, or patiently staking out next to mangrove shorelines waiting for migrating tarpon, mangroves are an inextricable part of the flats fishing landscape. Yet we don’t often stop to contemplate...

November 28, 2016

After two decades of dedicated service to Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, Tom Davidson is stepping down as Chairman of the international conservation organization. He is succeeded by former BTT President Harold Brewer, who was elected to the position by the Board of Directors on November 15.

Davidson and a small group of like-minded friends first became concerned in...

November 25, 2016

Let's go catch some bonefish!

Join BTT January 10-16, 2017 at Bair's Lodge in the Bahamas for an amazing 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. This is a great opportunity to catch bonefish, including the large bonefish South...

November 23, 2016

According to reports, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie has emphatically declared that his government would not approve the $2.1 billion proposal to grant China extensive fishing rights in the Bahamas, a proposal which has been greeted with strong opposition from environmental groups and Bahamas citizens alike.

“The government of the Bahamas did not agree to any such proposition,” Christie...

November 22, 2016

The news is mixed on the proposed Blackadore Caye development in Belize. Blackadore Caye is the Leonardo DiCaprio development near San Pedro, Belize. The development proposes extensive overwater structures - large docks supporting two-story houses - to be constructed over the flats. The negative impacts to the flats surrounding the caye would be significant. In addition, the development is within...

November 20, 2016

BTT's KEEP 'EM WET® contest runs through December 15, 2016! The contest is sponsored by Orvis in partnership with Keep 'Em Wet Fishing, YETI Coolers, ARC Fishing, Montauk Tackle and Fishpond.

In an effort to raise awareness about the importance of proper fish handling for catch and release fisheries, we want your best bonefish, tarpon and permit #keepemwet photos!...

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