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October 11, 2016

Belcampo is the perfect destination for anglers and non-anglers alike, and this trip is a great opportunity to fish alongside Dr. Aaron Adams, BTT's Director of Science and Conservation and the author of Fly Fisherman's Guide to Saltwater Prey, Fisherman's Coast and the Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing for Coastal Gamefish . Dr. Adams is also a contributor...

October 11, 2016

Last month, fly anglers from around the state gathered in Safety Harbor, FL for the Poonfecta Micro Tarpon Tournament. The annual event targets tarpon under 24" and features special categories for the smallest tarpon caught on fly, three tarpon closest to 18" without going over and the team with the most tarpon of different sizes. This year's tournament, hosted...

October 5, 2016

We recently received a question from a member about which species of bonefish occur in the Indian Ocean. We've also received a number of recent reports of bonefish being caught up the coast of Florida in places like Tampa, which also came with lots of questions. We figured it would be a good time to provide some info about the...

October 4, 2016

Reprinted with permission from the September issue of The Angling Report. Click here to sign up.

Anyone who fishes saltwater, particularly flats environments, knows (or should know) all about Bonefish and Tarpon Trust (BTT). They have organized and supported an amazing amount of research on bonefish and tarpon and awakened the world to the...

October 3, 2016

BTT scientist JoEllen Wilson and collaborating scientist Lucas Griffin placed BTT acoustic tags in South Carolina tarpon for the first time this week as part of the Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Program generously sponsored by Maverick Boat Group. Both fish, caught near Georgetown, weighed around 55 pounds. We previously thought tarpon were moving up the coast in the fall to...

September 28, 2016

Glen Raven, Inc., maker of Sunbrella® fabrics, the leading manufacturer of performance fabrics servicing the marine industry, and a longtime Bonefish & Tarpon Trust sponsor, has committed to a partnership supporting BTT’s Education Initiatives. BTT is a non-profit conservation organization working to conserve and restore bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and habitats through research, stewardship, education and advocacy. BTT’s education...

September 22, 2016
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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of bonefish, tarpon and permit through research, stewardship, education and advocacy. Our record of accomplishment and ongoing programs distinguish BTT as a leader in the conservation of the species, their habitats and the larger fisheries they support. Visit btt.org to learn more.

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September 22, 2016

In July and August, South Florida anglers came together in an effort to collect genetic information on local bonefish. The two-month long Keys Fin Clip Challenge gave participants an opportunity to win fantastic prizes from sponsors Nautilus Reels , Cortland Line , Costa Del Mar and Carbon Marine and was an effort to promote...

September 15, 2016

BTT and University of Massachusetts Amherst concluded a successful research trip collecting non-lethal blood samples from bonefish in Miami’s backyard, beautiful Biscayne Bay. A total of 25 blood samples were collected from Miami to North Key Largo in a mere five days thanks to the expertise of Captains Carl Ball, Martin Carranza, and Mo Estevez. We even...

September 14, 2016

Since 2008, The Bahamas has been a participant in The Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI), which is working to protect 20% of the Bahamian marine environment. The goals of the CCI include identifying and facilitating the designation of protected areas, garnering strong political support to enforce declarations, and assembling a funding mechanism to ensure continual preservation of these critical spaces....

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