Bonefish & Tarpon Trust News

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 […]

BTT, Belize River Lodge and Frontiers Travel are pleased to announce the inaugural Belize River Lodge Bonefish and Permit Tagging Challenge to be held May 12-18, 2012.  Anglers participating in this special research event will spend plenty of quality time fishing and will be rewarded with great memories and the knowledge that they have made […]

The Bonefish & Tarpon Journal, Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s highly praised annual report of the latest in bonefish, tarpon, and permit conservation, is now available online. The 2012 Journal, just released in print in February, is available online, as are all past issues. There is no better way to keep up to date on the […]

Hell’s Bay Boatworks, long a supporter of BTT and fish conservation, is offering a certificate for a 15% discount on the purchase of a Hell’s Bay flats boat. They are offering this as an auction item at the March Merkin permit tournament, but you are able to bid even if you don’t go to the […]

Nervous Waters and BTT are joining forces to help protect and preserve bonefish and the environment that sustains them.  Enjoy five days and four nites from June 27-July 2, 2012 of spectacular fishing and exceptional accomodations at Abaco Lodge, on the edge of the famous Marls.  Nervous Waters will donate 100% of the proceeds to […]

Kurt Ailerson of Sanford, NC is the winner of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust’s February Gear Giveaway.  The gear package for February was sponsored by Howler Brothers.  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 […]

This is a brief reminder to support Cheeky Fly Fishing’s March Madness benefiting BTT. For more information and to enter visit: http://Users/trogers/Documents/02 websites/Bonefish Tarpon Trust WP.cheekyflyfishing.com/marchmadness.  All brackets are due March 11th by 5 p.m.!   

Got College Basketball March Madness fever?  Cheeky Fly Fishing is back for the second straight year with the ultimate tournament of sport fish to benefit the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.  Thirty-two fish have been seeded in a bracket, but only one will be crowned champion based on your votes.  Fill out brackets by selecting which fish […]

Sometimes the best fishing is in uncomfortable settings. Our prey often seeks refuge in difficult to reach areas, areas fishermen eagerly expend high energy to access due to the potential for high returns. This is the sort of location I found myself in during a recent research trip to Puerto Rico: an overgrown, mosquito-infested mangrove […]

Tarpon DNA Collection

February 21, 2012

“We want to see where tarpon are coming from, where their nursery habitat is, where their coastal habitats are at various stages in life, where they might need to be protected,” Guindon said. “We’re getting an idea of the distribution of the fish. When people think of tarpon, they think, oh, the Keys and Boca […]