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As I crept along a mangrove-fringed shoreline in shin-deep water, I could barely make out the tips of a bonefish tail and dorsal fin in the pre-dawn light. The fish slowly searched the shallows for food, occasionally tipping on a found morsel, its entire tail exposed. I cast the fly to land on the exposed […]

        Shelby Berger might be the busiest fourteen-year-old out there. In addition to participating in competitive tennis, diving, and lacrosse, she fills her time with guitar, singing, theater, scuba diving, and spearfishing for lionfish—to name a few. She and her father, Dan Berger, somehow still find a way to build their repertoire […]

Photos courtesy of Andrew O’Neil. Above: Tournament Sponsor Spencer Trippe releases a tagged tarpon. The 12th Annual Trippe Invitational Tarpon Tournament, held the week of April 10, was once again a success. In addition to many fish jumped and caught, the tournament continued its focus on conservation. Funds raised at the tournament are being  applied to the […]

FIU fish ecologist Jennifer Rehage (center) poses with Dr. Ross Boucek (Bonefish Tarpon & Trust), and colleagues at the University of Havana in Las Salinas, Cuba, one of the Caribbean’s most prominent fishing sites. Photo by Richard Kern. Anglers in South Florida are catching fewer bonefish. FIU scientists believe answers could be found in Cuba. Bonefish eggs […]