Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

Year: 2013

You may have seen another video about bonefish spawning, and this one contains more great footage and an in-depth look at BTT’s bonefish work in the Bahamas. Please share and encourage others to join and support BTT’s work to protect and restore bonefish, tarpon and permit fisheries and habitats around the globe. We can’t do […]

Fascinating article by Bill Horn about the decline of the Keys bonefish. Reprinted with permission from the Angling Report, The Newsletter For Anglers Who Travel. Visit www.anglingreport.com to learn more. You can also pick up Bill Horn’s book in the BTT store. November 2013 -11- Volume 26, Number 11 Don Causey Note: Unless you live […]

New Study Has Implications for Conservation MELBOURNE, FLA.—Bonefish, also called gray ghosts, are among the most elusive and highly prized fishes sought by recreational anglers in the Florida Keys, Bahamas and similar tropical habitats around the world. Bonefish support a fishery worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually, but this fishery is threatened in many […]

SAVE THE DATE…FOR THE ANNUAL BTT BIG APPLE DINNER Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at the Union Club 6 pm Cocktails and Silent Auction 7 pm Dinner 8 pm Live Auction and Festivities For details on table sponsorship, please contact Bob Halstead at bob@bonefishtarpontrust.org Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be another great event. Hope […]

by Zack Jud Last month, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust’s Bahamas Initiative waded into the fabled waters of South Andros.  While a handful of bonefish had previously been tagged by guides in South Andros, this was the first large-scale tagging effort on the island.  As most anglers probably know, catching a tagged bonefish (or any tagged […]

Cheeca Lodge & SpaJolsen@cheeca.com (305)517-4449www.cheeca.com November 10, 2013 CHEECA LODGE ALL AMERICAN TOURNAMENT ANGLERS BATTLE FIERCE CONDITIONS TO RELEASE REMARKABLE NUMBER OF KEYS GAMEFISH  ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA KEYS—Weather conditions were rough and windy during the Second Annual Cheeca Lodge All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament, but a tenacious group of 30 anglers fishing on 22 boats managed to […]

Do you have 20 seconds? Join FLYFISHBONEHEAD as a FREE member and they will donate $1 to support BTT. Plus, it’s a totally awesome resource for saltwater fly anglers and they are very conservation-minded. https://www.flyfishbonehead.com/flyfishbonehead-membership/ Flyfishbonehead is the #1 online resource for fly fishing in saltwater. Connecting anglers & travelers to a world of traveling […]

An interesting article on how Dr. Jerry Ault  was able to use his tarpon satellite tagging research to help University of Miami colleague Nick Shay make more accurate hurricane forecasts. Shay was plotting the depth and location of the 26° C isotherm–a zone of warm water that meteorologists find useful since hurricanes are known to intensify […]

Herald writer Sue Cocking caught this BTT tagged bonefish while fishing at Deepwater Cay. Read the article she wrote about her experience at Deepwater and catching a tagged fish here: https://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/17/3693669/conservation-effort-helps-…

As many of you know by now, the Keys guides are having a tough time because of the National Parks closures, which has severely limited their ability to fish and make a living. This has widespread implications for the fishery as well as the livelihood of guides and other related industries. Please read this letter […]

  Check out our article about our recent bonefish tagging trip on Abaco in the latest issue of This is Fly Magazine. A huge shout out to the hardworking guides who gave up their days off to help with the tagging. We could not do this important work without your support. https://www.thisisfly.com/issue43_4.html?startPage=66&

Because the tarpon fishery is primarily catch and release, it’s long been thought that there were few threats to the tarpon population. But as we have learned more about tarpon over the past 15 years, it’s become clear that we need to be concerned about their juvenile habitats. Juvenile tarpon require mangrove swamps and backwaters […]

From Keysnet: The city of Key West will not seek to pursue a study of how widening its main shipping channel in Key West Harbor to accommodate larger cruise ships would affect the city’s economy and environment. At stake was a $3 million study that would have been performed by the U.S. Army Corps of […]

September 25, 2013 On October 1, 2013, the voters of Key West will enter the polls to vote on a referendum that will decide whether to move forward with a program toward deepening and widening the Key West Harbor ship channel to allow larger cruise ships. As a non-profit, science-based, conservation organization dedicated to ensuring […]

            Conservation Partners Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Deep Water Cay collaborated for the 2013 fishing season on a bonefish tagging drive for Deep Water Cay lodge guests and BTT members which resulted in 570 bonefish being tagged by visiting anglers, BTT members, and guides. An extensive tagging program such […]

Introducing BTT’s Member Photo of the Year, shot by Neal Rogers with Captain Albert Ponzoa of Marathon, FL. 25% of all proceeds from the photo sales go to benefit Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. This photo is not for reproduction. To purchase, go to:  https://earthandgreatweatherprints.com/

      Cheeca Lodge & Spa 81801 Overseas Highway Mile Marker 82, Oceanside Islamorada, FL 33036 Local: 305.664.4651 Toll Free: 800.327.2888www.cheeca.com Facebook.com/Cheeca September 17, 2013 PROCEEDS FROM THE SECOND ANNUAL CHEECA LODGE ALL AMERICAN BACKCOUNTRY FISHING TOURNAMENT WILL BENEFIT THE BTT’S GEORGE HOMMELL JR. FLORIDA KEYS HABITAT FUND  ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA KEYS — Discerning anglers […]

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