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November 17, 2016

Blackadore Caye, Belize, is a sliver of an island in the middle of a vast sand flat in northern Belize - located about halfway between Ambergris Caye and the mainland. The flats surrounding the caye have been an important location for flats fishing since the earliest days of the fishery. Multiple generations of flats fishing guides have now poled these...

November 16, 2016

Photo by Dr. Andy Danylchuk

This tarpon and permit tagging project overview is the kickoff of a collaboration between Dr. Andy Danylchuk, Fish Mission, and Moldy Chum.

The research on this ambitious project includes Dr. Danylchuk, along with Lucas Griffin and Dr. Jack Finn (UMass Amherst), Dr. Jake Brownscombe and Dr. Steven Cooke (Carleton University), and Dr. Aaron...

November 15, 2016

BTT has received thousands of bonefish fin clip samples from anglers in more than 15 countries, which will provide critical information about bonefish population connectivity and genetics. With the collection phase of the program ending in March, we are appealing to anglers to continue submitting fin clips until the deadline. The program will help us answer questions like whether there...

November 11, 2016

Bill Andersen was only with us for 62 years, but in that time, he lived three lifetimes. Bill always aimed high. As a young man, he was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point where he was the head of the honor committee during the 1976 West Point cheating scandal and received the...

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...