Tagged Tarpon Travels Over 400 Miles

The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust (BTT) began to acoustically tag tarpon in May to expand knowledge of tarpon habitat use and movement. We just received report of the first tarpon detection from BTT’s acoustic tarpon tagging program, and it has provided fascinating new insight on tarpon movement. ... Full story

BTT Deploys First Tarpon Acoustic Tags

In partnership with UMass Amherst and Carleton University, the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) has officially launched 'The Atlantic Tarpon Acoustic Tagging Project' by tagging its first two fish in the Lower Florida Keys! Two acoustic tags were placed in tarpon this week by BTT contributing scientists Lucas Griffin from UMass Amherst and Jake Brownscombe from Carleton University. ... Full story

Florida Tarpon and Bonefish Become Catch-and-release Only From 01 Sept.

A catch-and-release proposal has been adopted in Florida in recognition of the economic value of the two species. ... Full story

Tarpon Research Boost

Louisiana Saltwater Series to host inaugural tarpon tournament to raise DNA research awareness ... Full story

Possible World Record Tarpon Released in Florida

Capt. Justin Moore released one of the largest tarpon ever caught on Florida's Gulf Coast at the end of June off Anna Maria Island. The monster tarpon was likely a state record of at least 250 pounds, and possibly a world record. But four fishermen took turns fighting it, which negates a record, and Moore didn't have a tarpon tag to keep it. ... Full story

Florida Votes To Release Tarpon and Bonefish

At their Wednesday meeting in Lakeland, The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), unanimously approved new regulations to make tarpon and bonefish catch-and-release-only fisheries, making Florida the first State to do so. ... Full story

Boca Grande Tarpon Tournament Makes a Splash

The small but delightful village of Boca Grande in Lee County, south west Florida recently played host once more to the "World's Richest" Tarpon Tournament. This annual competition brings interest from anglers across the USA and around the world. Two afternoons of competition chasing the giant tarpon of Boca Grande Pass brought lots of action. ... Full story

The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel Kicks off Tarpon Season

The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel claims the first recorded tarpon caught on a rod-and-reel so it’s only natural it should host two major tournaments in May during tarpon season. The second annual “Ding” Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament on Fort Myers Beach takes place May 4 and the 31st annual World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament kicks-off in Boca Grande on May 23. ... Full story

Take the Guesswork out of your next Tarpon catch

The Tarpon Master app from the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust allows you to capture and share details of all your catches but also uses an accepted formula to give you an estimated weight for your fish based on measurements of length and girth. A must-have app for your iPhone or iPad if you fish for the silver king! ... Full story

30th Anniversary of World Famous Tarpon Tournament

2012 will mark the 30th anniversary of the world famous Tarpon Tournament held at the world famous Boca Grande pass in Florida. ... Full story

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