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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust News

If you’re interested in a great bonefish and permit trip, act fast.  The upcoming FrontiersTravel/Belize River Lodge traveling angler trip May 12-18 only has four spots remaining.  Recent scientific findings about our target species will be presented one evening and it’s a great opportunity to swap stories, enjoy great fishing and talk with a BTT scientist about the “how” and […]

On Saturday May 19th, the estate of William “Billy” Pate will auction hundreds of personal items belonging to the legendary saltwater angler.  Rods, reels, flies and artwork are among the items to be auctioned.  A preview party will be held on Thursday evening May 17th from 5-8pm, a $25 per person donation will benefit Bonefish […]

Ever since I read an article in Garden and Gun about a bonefishing trip that Yvon Chouinard and Tom Brokaw took, I was curious about the sport. Mostly because it takes place in my favorite place of all, the shallow, crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean. So on a recent spring break family trip to […]

Talking Tarpon

March 28, 2012

Aaron Adams, BTT’s Director of Operations, will be giving a presentation on tarpon at Flying Fish Outfitters in Nokomis, FL this Saturday (March 31) at 10am. Location: Flying Fish Outfitters, 820 Albee Road, Nokomis, FL 34275; 941-412-4512

March Madness Update

March 26, 2012

Brackets are in and the donations have been tallied.  Cheeky Fly Fishing is proud to announce that it has already raised over $1,000 for Casting for Recovery, Stripers Forever and the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.  Now there’s only one thing left to do … VOTE!  You can vote for any fish, for any reason, but […]

If you haven’t received your copy of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s 2012 Journal, check out the listing of shops where you can pick one up.

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Dr. Greg Smith of Galveston, Texas, caught and released four permit, earning 513 points to win the 2012 March Merkin Permit Tournament that ended March 15. Smith, who was guided by Captain Scott Collins of Marathon, Fla., was named the tournament’s grand champion angler. Points in the flats-and-fly-only challenge were […]

Project Permit, the Florida permit tagging program sponsored by Costa, is coming to the end of its second year of tagging efforts.  The top two taggers (most fish tagged) from April 2011 – March 2012 will receive their choice of Costa sunglasses.  To be included, all data must be reported by March 31st.  You can submit data […]

The Orvis Bahamas Bonefish Classic is open to 14 lucky anglers and their companions.  This is a great opportunity for anglers of all skill levels to participate in important research while enjoying educational seminars, guided flats fishing and special events with some of the World’s most knowledgeable professional fly anglers and bonefish scientists.  Learn more […]

Collecting Tarpon DNA

March 13, 2012

Watch this video and learn how to participate in the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study. You’ll get a step-by-step look at how to take a tarpon DNA sample and submit it to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Researchers from the FWC and Mote Marine Laboratory use these samples to identify and track individual […]