Boca Grande Pass and Tarpon Habitat

July 6, 2012 By: Erin Block

What could arguably be deemed the birthplace of game fishing, Boca Grande Pass, is currently facing troubled times. The gathering place for tarpon before and after spawning is in danger due to the season-long Professional Tarpon Tournament Series (PTTS), which as been documented as the cause of negative impacts to the fishery. Richard Michael Volpe and the Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association have produced an educational short film well worth your time. And a new group, Save the Tarpon, is calling for an end to the annual Tournament Series. Get educated about the threats facing this fishery, and make your voice heard in protecting these fish and their habitat.