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Thanks to anglers and guides that have participated in Costa’s Project Permit we are about to surpass 1,000 tagged permit in Florida.  Project Permit is an important program because very little is known about permit and certainly not enough to guide conservation efforts.  This program will help us identify the movement patterns of permit so […]

LEGENDARY fisherman and cultural icon Bonefish Folley has died at the age of 91. Born Israel Rolle, Bonefish Folley was a local celebrity in West End, Grand Bahama, where for more than 60 years he delighted in taking his clients on bonefish tours. Considered the master in his field, he appeared on numerous television shows […]

Over more than 12 weeks in 2010, BP’s well spewed nearly 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The company used more than 1.8 million gallons of dispersants – more than 770,000 gallons of it at the oil’s source on the ocean floor – to break up the oil into tiny droplets. […]

The first-ever closed season on harvesting permit in most Florida Keys waters ends on July 31.  During the three-month closure that runs May through July, anglers in the Special Permit Zone in the Keys have been limited to release-only fishing for permit. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission created the permit zone and new […]

The Florida Guides Association and fishing clubs all over Florida-as well as individual anglers-are invited to participate in the FGA/FWC Spirit of Tarpon DNA Sampling Challenge. The challenge is being promoted to encourage more anglers to participate in the Tarpon Genetic Recapture Study, an effort by state biologists to learn about the survival, growth and […]

“The explosive nature of the population expansion is ominous. We’re getting reports of thousands of them documented across the northern Gulf and thousands in the Keys, all within a few years,” said Bob Shipp, head of marine sciences at the University of South Alabama. “Whether they replace some of our native species on the reefs, […]

I of course had my trusty spinning rod with one of Dad’s old Prince Albert cans full of worms that I had dug from my mothers beloved rose garden the evening before. Her climbing rose bushes were cared for with the same kindness and tenderness that she gave her children And never once did she […]

Enjoy Your Own Bahamas Bonefish Haven While Supporting BTT There is a beautiful piece of sand available for sale in the Bahamas that is literally surrounded by bonefish. With a shallow stretch of the Atlantic on the front side and the 3-mile long Blanket Sound on the back, this 150 beachfront foot (.56 acre) lot on Kamalame […]

BRP announced today an agreement with legendary flats fisherman Stu Apte as he launches a new line of Stu Apte Signature Series Beavertail Skiffs in partnership with Aeon Marine.  Having fished shallow waters for more than 60 years, Apte has an unmatched understanding of the equipment needs of flats fishing enthusiasts. “Evinrude outboard engines have been […]

Cheeca Lodge & Spa has announced the dates for the First Annual Cheeca Lodge & Spa All American Backcountry Fishing Tournament, with proceeds to benefit Bonefish & Tarpon Trust.  The tournament represents a new addition to the roster of backcountry tournaments in the “Sport Fishing Capital of the World”, dates are November 9-11, 2012.  Fishing headquarters for the […]

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