Conservation Captains

Recreational Fishing Guides are of major importance to Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.  Since they are on the water most days of the year, they are the eyes and ears of conservation of bonefish, tarpon, and permit fisheries.  They are the first observers and can be the first line of defense for the resource. Guides are also the ones who interact with recreational anglers the most, giving them the power to set a positive example through good stewardship. Our Conservation Captain Program is reserved for those who support BTT and our mission. If you are considering a trip to fish for one of our beloved flats species, we ask that you please consider the following guides in your search.

If you are a captain and would like to be part of the Conservation Captain Program, click here.

Conservation Captain Of The Month: August 2014

Capt Bob BranhamCapt. Bob Branham

This month's Conservation Captain is veteran guide Capt. Bob Branham. Bob fishes in the Key Biscayne and South Biscayne Bay areas and he has 35 years of guiding experience under his belt. Whether he is volunteering his time and boat for a research mission, signing up new members, or sitting on the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust board, Bob has been an invaluable asset to the BTT team.


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Jamie Allen - Boca Grande, FL

Carl Ball - Ft. Lauderdale, Miami & Biscayne Bay

Wes Bedell - Naples, FL

Bob Branham - Key Biscayne

Will Benson - Florida Keys

Bruce Chard - Florida Keys

Mike Conner - Stuart, FL

Jeffrey Cooke – Western Michigan

Scott Crippen – Fort Pierce, FL

Dave Denkert - Florida Keys

Kenneth Dodd – Darien, GA

Cole Fairbanks - Boca Grande, FL

Steve Friedman - Islamorada, Florida Keys

Joe Gonzalez - Biscayne Bay, Upper Keys

Rick Grassett - Sarasota, FL

Kevin Guerin - Florida Keys

Michael Guerin - Montana

Travis Holeman - Florida, Louisiana, Texas

Mike Holliday - Stuart, FL

Kyle Holt - Colorado

Luke Hornstein - Big Pine Key, FL

Richard Keating – Florida Keys

Honson Lau - South Florida

Tommy Locke - Boca Grande, FL

David Mangum - Florida Panhandle

Mike Manis - Charlotte Harbor, FL

Chris McCreedy - Lower Florida Keys

Kevin Mihailoff - Florida Everglades

Chris Morrison - Florida Keys

Gabe Nyblad - Lower Florida Keys

Mike O'Brien - Key West, FL

John O'Hearn - Key West, FL

Matt Ponzio - Ft. Myers, FL

Justin Rea - Key West, FL

Chris Robinson - Apalachicola, FL

Derek Rust - Florida Keys

Tom Shadley – Naples, FL

Dexter Simmons - Key West, FL

Alan Skrobarcek - Rockport, TX

Joe Skrumbellos - South Florida

Shane Smith - Colorado & Key West, FL

Andy Thompson - Florida Keys

Bruddy Tyson - Vero Beach, FL

Dave Wyss - Northern Michigan & Key Largo, FL

Skip Zink - Boca Grande, FL

The Bahamas

Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Association - Abaco

Jody Albury - Central Abaco

Tom Albury - Abaco

Paul Pinder - Abaco


Matthieu Cosson - Desroches