April 2017 | Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
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Tarpon season is here!  Dr. Aaron Adams, BTT Director of Science and Conservation, recently joined Capt. Rick Murphy on the Florida Insider Fishing Report to discuss tarpon catch and release handling. Visit the Tarpon Catch & Release page to review the best handling practices. To determine the weight of a fish, use our Tarpon Weight Calculator.    […]

(photo: Dr. Zack Jud) The Florida Senate has done its job and passed SB 10, which calls for the construction of a much-needed reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to curb harmful discharges to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers. The proposed reservoir would store approximately 78 billion gallons of water that would be conveyed south […]

(photo: Will Benson) The Drake recently published an excellent article by Michael Adno about permit fishing in the Florida Keys and BTT’s ongoing work to conserve the species: The bulk of BTT’s permit research has focused on establishing patterns in habitat use and movement. By tracking fish as they travel between feeding locations and spawning […]

(photo: Shane Smith) This time of year, the snowbirds are beginning their migration north and the tarpon are moving in. Typically, we see large schools of tarpon moving in on the Gulf coast as the weather begins to warm. Since we’ve been having such mild winters, these schools have been showing up earlier and earlier. Once they […]

Dr. Aaron Adams, BTT Director of Science and Conservation, was recently interviewed about the results of the Tarpon Genetics Program. Click here to read the article in KeysNews.com

 A Letter to the Editor by Captain Steve Friedman, a founding board member of Florida Bay Forever, recently appeared in FL Keys News. (photo: Nick Roberts)  

HELP SAVE FLORIDA’S EVERGLADES AND ESTUARIES! BTT will join with other conservation groups and concerned citizens in Tallahassee on April 11 to make our collective voices heard. Together we will meet with legislators from our districts and from all parts of Florida. Our elected officials need to hear from ALL of us–Captains. Fishing Guides. Anglers. […]

photo: Nick Roberts The Senate Appropriations Committee’s vote this week represents progress in the effort to secure water storage south of Lake Okeechobee.  Click here to read today’s editorial in the Sun Sentinel.

(photo: Marcos Furer) “Thomas McGuane writes better about fishing than anyone else in the history of mankind.” –Jim Harrison Yesterday, in New York City, the American Museum of Fly Fishing, located in Manchester, Vermont, honored influential author and BTT Honorary Trustee Thomas McGuane with its 2017 Heritage Award. Guests of the event were treated to […]

BTT scientists recently traveled to Mangrove Cay, Andros to work with the guides at the Mangrove Cay Club to tag bonefish and look for bonefish pre-spawning aggregation sites. The first day of the trip greeted the team with sunny skies and calm seas, allowing the team to cover a lot of ground and tag over […]