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Bonefish & Tarpon Trust News

Big Fish in the Big Apple

April 12, 2012

Gamefish need friends these days. And on a softly-lit evening, with the abating spring winds leaving New York Harbor placid and ruminative, friends of saltwater flyfishing’s “big three” species—bonefish, tarpon and permit—gathered at a fundraiser at a long-standing flyfishing club in Manhattan. The genteel club, near the spot where then-General George Washington bade farewell to […]

Project Permit Update

April 11, 2012

The efforts toward Project Permit in Mexico are paying off, with the first recapture of a tagged permit. The 15 pound permit was tagged on January 31, 2012, by guide Alejandro Velazquez from Palometa Club Lodge, fishing in Ascension Bay. The fish was recaptured a mile from the tagging location on March 25, 2012, by […]

From the family of Jose Wejebe and Spanish Fly, “we are deeply saddened by the tragic event and loss of a father, son, friend. We would like to invite all family and friends to a Celebration of Life in honor of Jose Wejebe, Sunday April 15, 2012 at 1:30 PM at the International Game Fish […]

Seven years into the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study, biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Mote Marine Laboratory are gaining new insights into tarpon movement and seasonal habitat preferences. With the help of anglers participating in the study, researchers have confirmed that some tarpon move long distances, and others stay close […]

Rob Mathai of Beaufort, South Carolina is the winner of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s March Gear Giveaway.  The gear package for March was sponsored by Cheeky Fly Fishing.  In 2012, all new members joining Bonefish & Tarpon Trust at the $50 level are automatically entered to win a monthly gear package and a year-end trip drawing to […]

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 […]