For Guides

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.  Guides are the first observers and can be the first line of defense of the resource. Guides are also the ones who interact with recreational anglers the most, so are able to set important examples.  BTT understands the importance of fishing guides in conservation of these important fisheries, and likes to work with guides toward effective conservation. BTT offers free membership to guides as part of the Conservation Captain program.  All we ask in return is helping BTT in research efforts and promotion of the BTT mission - we are all in this for the same reason, to keep the fisheries healthy.

Our Conservation Captain Program is reserved for those who support BTT and our mission.  To be listed as a Conservation Captain on our website, you must meet one or more of the following requirements annually:

  • Obtain 2 or more membership referrals in a 12 month period
  • Participate in ongoing research programs
  • Donate a trip for a fundraiser auction

If you are a licensed recreational fishing guide and want to become a Conservation Captain, please click here.

Once you have registered, we will send a package including BTT materials for distribution, a BTT ball cap and boat decal.  We recommend you list your name on the Referrer line of all membership forms.  Please contact us at any time to request additional materials.