Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

Year: 2014

In November 2013, a team from Bonefish & Tarpon Trust traveled to Cuba to work with, learn from, and share information with colleagues in Cuba. It was an international mixture of scientists, guides, and anglers. The goal was to share information on a common vision – bonefish, tarpon, and permit conservation. How do we protect […]

Your support is extremely vital to Bonefish & Tarpon Trust because it makes an immediate impact that allows us to continue our mission. Our research projects and programs pave the way for brighter and stronger fishing opportunities for bonefish, tarpon, and permit. Your end of year donation will directly support the following projects: Juvenile Tarpon […]

The Conservation Captain for the month of December is Biscayne Bay guide Capt. Carl Ball, owner of AWOL Fishing Charters. Capt. Carl has helped BTT on numerous bonefish and permit tagging projects in support of the Florida Keys Initiative as well as Project Permit. Recently, Carl was a featured panelist on the permit panel discussion […]

via the Miami Herald Prominent South Florida fisheries scientists are taking the complaints of guides and anglers very seriously. At the fifth Bonefish Tarpon Symposium held Nov. 7-8 in Dania Beach, Jennifer Rehage, associate professor at the Southeast Environmental Research Center at Florida International University, announced the launch of a comprehensive, three-year study to examine […]

On Thursday, November 20th, representatives from the Lower Keys Guides Association, Keys Keeper, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, and the Snook and Gamefish Foundation attended the FWC Commissioner’s meeting in Key Largo, FL to express their concern for the declining number of Great Barracuda in southern Florida. Although the state of Florida has a recreational bag […]

On November 7th and 8th, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust hosted their 5th International Symposium at the IGFA Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, Florida. Hundreds of conservation minded attendees turned out for the educational and event packed weekend, all with a focus on raising awareness about the conservation of bonefish, tarpon, and permit. […]

Recently there has been a slow but steady realization by many South Florida fisherman that the Keys barracuda population is in decline. As a result, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, KeysKeeper, and the Lower Keys Guides Association are teaming up to urge the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to make barracuda a top priority […]

This month’s Conservation Captain is Lower Keys guide Capt. Will Benson. Many of you know Will as the creator of award winning tarpon and permit films through his company WorldAngling. But, Will is also a extremely passionate conservationist with a willingness to support BTT and our causes at a moments notice. Keep reading below to […]

Recently BTT and our conservation partner Deep Water Cay Lodge (DWC) launched an experimental bonefish tag and recapture rewards program to help draw attention to the Bahamas bonefish tagging program. The program was designed to increase membership by providing anglers and guides at DWC with the opportunity to participate in the gathering of critical scientific […]

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust is proud to announce Nautilus Reels as their newest Corporate Sponsor at the Silver Partner level. As part of the sponsorship, Nautilus will donate five percent of all proceeds from the sales of their NV-Monster reel to BTT. Nautilus will also be offering a complimentary introductory membership to Bonefish and Tarpon […]

This month’s Conservation Captain is veteran guide Capt. Joe Gonzalez of Funnybone Charters. Joe has been fishing out of the Biscayne Bay area for nearly 27 years. He is one of BTT’s most proactive fish taggers and he has been featured in numerous television shows, magazine articles, and blogs. Read below to learn more about […]

By AARON ADAMS, STEVE TRIPPE, JOHN O’HEARN and DUANE BAKER The catch and release of a Florida Keys Permit The ongoing management revision process of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is a cause of great concern to many in the Florida Keys. Most admit that with the growing human population in the Keys and […]

Florida Keys Bonefish Ready for Release September 2014 marks the one-year anniversary that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) moved to make tarpon and bonefish exclusively catch and release species. The health of these fish and their habitats is critically important to sustaining the $465 million dollar per year Florida Keys flats fishery […]

BTT’s Director of Operations, Dr. Aaron Adams, was recently featured on the Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast with Tom Rosenbauer. After the Fly Box section of the show, Aaron and Tom discuss some current BTT news and then dive into a great discussion on how to fly fish for redfish. Click here to listen to […]

This week, scientists at Bonefish and Tarpon Trust broke ground at their newest Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Restoration site by setting up antenna arrays that will be used to track juvenile tarpon movements within a series of canals. This project, being done in conjunction with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, […]

This month’s Conservation Captain is veteran guide Capt. Bob Branham. Bob fishes 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 or sitting on the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust board, Bob has been […]

This month, Dr. Aaron Adams was featured on the Florida Insider Fishing Report with Capt. Rick Murphy. Dr. Adams touches on permit recaptures as well as Florida Keys bonefish and the research we are doing now to improve the fishery. Click here to watch the clip.

It’s odd to wake with a smile to what sounds like someone being killed outside of my bedroom window, but in this case it was a good thing. I was waking up in the rainforest of southern Belize, awakened by two troops of Howler monkeys trying to yell one another down at the boundary between […]

By: Dr. Aaron Adams It never ceases to amaze me how a fish so large can disappear in water so skinny. But that’s exactly what had just happened. The cast was in the air and both the guide and I lost sight of the permit just 50 feet away. I fished the fly as if the fish […]

BTT President Matt Connolly recently sat down with Rob Keck, host of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio, to discuss his storied career, BTT’s history, and some of our current initiatives. Click on the media player below to listen to each segment of the show. Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World radio airs on Saturdays at […]

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