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Gordy & Sons Outfitters Sponsors Inaugural Year of BTT Texas Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project

Article posted on June 5, 2018

From left: Greg Fay (BTT Board Member), Cory Deal (BTT Events Coordinator), Dr. Ross Boucek (BTT Florida Keys Initiative Manager), Garrett Gordy (Co-Founder of Gordy & Sons Outfitters), Andy Mill (Former Olympian and Professional Angler), Mark Rehbein, (BTT Director of Development) Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Gordy & Sons Outfitters are pleased to announce the launch of […]

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Texas Angler wins March Merkin

Article posted on March 23, 2012

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 […]

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Tarpon Research

Tarpon are prized saltwater fish that can live to 80 years and grow to well over 250 pounds, and have long supported an economically and culturally important fishery.  In fact, past presidents have taken part in this fishery – from FDR to H.W. Bush. Despite the long history and importance of the tarpon fishery, however, […]

Al Barnes Art Auction- 50% of Proceeds to Benefit BTT

Article posted on February 5, 2014

Al Barnes (b. 1937)Hail Mary signed “Barnes” lower right oil on canvas, 20 by 30 in. Al Barnes is the 2014 featured artist for The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of Hail Mary will go directly to BTT whose mission is to conserve and enhance global bonefish, tarpon, and […]

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Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Connectivity by JoEllen Wilson, BTT Juvenile Tarpon Habitat Program Manager

Article posted on February 21, 2019

You know from previous BTT blog posts that tarpon can undertake migrations that seasonally connect large geographic areas. But there’s another way that tarpon throughout the southeastern US, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea are connected: larval mixing. In the spring or summer (depending on location), adult tarpon form large aggregations before they move offshore […]

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BTT Letter to Congress: Proposed Offshore Oil Drilling Would Negatively Impact Atlantic Tarpon Fishery

Article posted on March 21, 2018

Dear Representative: We write to share our grave concern about the proposed opening of US offshore waters to oil drilling. We fear that such activities will negatively impact economically important recreational fisheries throughout the southeastern and Gulf of Mexico coasts. Bonefish & Tarpon Trust is a member-supported, science-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of […]

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Smart Choice: Say No to Offshore Drilling

Article posted on March 7, 2018

The proposal for expanding offshore drilling for oil along the US coast poses a real threat to species that support economically important recreational fisheries and the habitats upon which these fisheries depend. Atlantic tarpon support a valuable recreational fishery that spans from Chesapeake Bay to Texas. Data show that adult tarpon undergo seasonal migrations from […]

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Upcoming Seminar: Connecting the Dots with Acoustic Telemetry

Article posted on September 19, 2017

Connecting the Dots with Acoustic Telemetry: A Promising Approach to Track Highly Migratory Atlantic Tarpon Across the Gulf of Mexico and Western Atlantic On Friday, September 22, Lucas Griffin (University of Massachusetts Amherst and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust) will hold a seminar at the College of Charleston. He will be focusing on the importance of the acoustic […]

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The Drake Magazine: 9 Lessons from a Seasoned Storm Vet

Article posted on September 8, 2017

Harvey left its mark on Texas. In its wake, Irma, what’s being called one of the most vicious storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, is passing Puerto Rico and now barreling toward The Bahamas and South Florida, where she could make U.S. landfall in the Keys as early as Saturday. Florida-based flyfishing businesses such as Nautilus […]

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BTT Tarpon Tracking Program – A Collaborative Effort

Article posted on May 27, 2017

One of the things that makes the BTT Tarpon Tracking Program, sponsored by Maverick Boat Group, work is our ability to collaborate with other scientists. Many of our colleagues are using acoustic telemetry to track an array of marine animals – tripletail to cobia, sharks to sturgeon, redfish to turtles. If our tarpon swim past […]

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BTT's 2016 Artist of the Year, Kent Ullberg

Article posted on February 5, 2016

Silver Ghosts signed “© Ullberg” on base stainless steel, 14 by 7 by 17 in. edition 10 of 50 Bonefish and Tarpon Trust’s 2016 Artist of the year is sculptor Kent Ullberg. 50% of the proceeds from the sale of Kent’s sculpture, “Silver Ghosts,” will go directly to BTT and an anonymous donor has agreed […]

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Traveling Angler Trip Spotlight: Palometa Club May 9-16, 2014

Article posted on January 13, 2014

The Palometa Club is an exclusive fly fishing lodge located in Punta Allen, Mexico on the northeastern edge of the famed shallow saltwater flats of Ascension Bay.  In only six seasons, the Palometa Club has built a reputation as the perhaps the most respected fishing lodge in the Caribbean.  While we have become recognized as […]

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Palometa Club Tourney Benefits BTT

Article posted on July 8, 2013

Our friends down at the Palometa Club in Punta Allen, Mexico recent hosted their first annual permit tournament, May 17-24 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting BTT and the Jon Ain Memorial Fund.  The event brought together 20 anglers from all over the country and as far as Argentina for a week long, laid […]

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