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News: Warning all anglers about feeding gators!

A Florida airboat captain whose hand was bitten off by a 9-foot alligator faces charges of feeding of the animal. It's against the law in Florida to feed alligators and if you don't understand why, you need to get off [...]

July 31, 2012 Conservation, News, RECENT

News: Face of PTTS weighs in on tarpon controversy

From its inception, the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series (PTTS) has been conducted in a sporting manner with an emphasis on promoting conservation and the sport of tarpon fishing in Boca Grande. I would like to tell you about our history [...]

July 24, 2012 Conservation, Destinations, News, RECENT

News: Letter to the Editor of Boca Beacon

The use of catch-and-release as a conservation tool to ensure healthy recreational fisheries for the future has become standard throughout the world of recreational fisheries. The catch-and-release ethic is especially apparent in the world-class tarpon fishery of Florida, where virtually [...]

June 22, 2012 Conservation, News, RECENT

News: These guys always get it wrong

Apparently Congress would prefer to destroy fisheries instead. Earlier this month, Republicans in House of Representatives (ably assisted by outgoing Democratic crank Barny Frank) passed legislation disallowing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to expand its fisheries catch share programs. [...]

June 20, 2012 Conservation, News, RECENT

Conservation: The lionfish is an anglers nightmare

No enemies and 2,000,000 eggs Wearing an outrageous costume of a Brazilian Mardi Gras reveler, lionfish are sinister creatures hiding behind an exquisite mien. Their rainbow colored and glorious fin rays are venomous. They have no known natural enemy; they [...]

May 31, 2012 Conservation

Conservation: The Florida Keys Initiative

Despite this long history and the continued fervor of flats anglers in pursuit of the Big Three, we find ourselves fighting for the health of the flats that have provided so much to so many for so long. With our [...]

May 27, 2012 Conservation, News, RECENT

Conservation: Is Beach Renourishment Marine Genocide?

In 2005, Florida got pounded with four hurricanes and they spawned ". . . beach re-nourishment projects that may really be acts of marine genocide," wrote Terry Gibson in the Florida Sportsman that year. [...]

May 19, 2012 Blogs, Conservation, RECENT

News: Miami BTT Collaborative, Snook and Tournaments

BTT and University of Miami Collaborate for Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit Research Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and the University of Miami have joined together to raise funds for flats angling’s “Big Three.” This partnership will fund the Tarpon and Bonefish Research Center, [...]

April 29, 2012 Conservation, News, RECENT

Tips & Tactics: How Fish use sight and sound

Many anglers make assumptions about what fish see and hear, and many of these assumptions are wrong. I’ve been told, for example, in no uncertain terms, that fish can’t see color. [...]

March 3, 2011 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Tips & Tactics