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: February 2015

RoffThe Conservation Captain for February 2015 is Georgetown, SC guide Capt. Steve Roff. Steve first introduced BTT to a potential juvenile tarpon habitat research site at a Wildlife Management Area near Georgetown, SC. He is also heavily involved with the Lowcountry Tarpon Tournament, which has made numerous donations to BTT. Most recently he’s been organizing juvenile tarpon sampling efforts (scales and fin clips) near South Island.

For more information on Capt. Steve Roff, check out his website:


Click here to learn more about Capt. Steve Roff.



Jamie Allen - Boca Grande, FL

Carl Ball - Ft. Lauderdale, Miami & Biscayne Bay

Wes Bedell - Naples, FL

Will Benson - Florida Keys

Richard Black - Florida Keys

Bill Blanton - Everglades, Ten Thousand Islands

Ryan Booth - South Florida

Bob Branham - Key Biscayne

Martin Carranza - Florida Keys

Bruce Chard - Florida Keys

Mike Conner - Stuart, FL

Jeffrey Cooke – Western Michigan

Luis Cortes – Florida Keys

Scott Crippen – Fort Pierce, FL

Tim Cutting - Coastal Georgia

Dave Denkert - Florida Keys

Kenneth Dodd – Darien, GA

Cole Fairbanks - Boca Grande, FL

Steve Friedman - Islamorada, Florida Keys

Peter Frezza - Florida Keys

Ron Gibson - Georgia

Mark Giacobba - South Florida

Joe Gonzalez - Biscayne Bay, Upper Keys

Rick Grassett - Sarasota, FL

Kevin Guerin - Florida Keys

Michael Guerin - Montana

Steve Hancock - Florida Keys

Eric Herstedt - South Florida

Travis Holeman - Florida, Louisiana, Texas

Mike Holliday - Stuart, FL

Kyle Holt - Colorado

Alan Jackson - Hilton Head, SC

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

Austin McWhorter - Tampa Bay Area

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

Randy Osteen - Upper Keys, Biscayne Bay

Randy Parchment - Cayman Islands

Matt Ponzio - Ft. Myers, FL

Justin Rea - Key West, FL

Chris Robinson - Apalachicola, FL

Steve Roff - Georgetown, SC

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

Tucker Strickland - Carrabelle, FL / New Orleans, LA

Jason Sullivan - South Florida

Andy Thompson - Florida Keys

Bruddy Tyson - Vero Beach, FL

Zack Walters - Florida Keys

Earle Waters - Homosassa, FL

Newman Weaver - Georgetown, SC

Nate Wheeler - Florida Keys

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