Author Archives: David Bryan

Winter Tarpon

Winter time in south Florida is something special and when we get a week like this one, it is hard to imagine a better place to be. Cool air, calm seas, crystal clear water and fish everywhere. Whether you are … Continue reading

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KBYC Working Man’s Tarpon Tournament

Last week Jiangang, Jayce and I participated in Ha Ha’s Key Biscayne Yacht Club’s Working Man’s Tarpon Tournament Wednesday to Friday night. Its a catch and release tournament with lines in at 6:15 pm and out by 8:30. Timing was … Continue reading

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Belize Tagging Challenge

I just returned from a 7 day trip down to Belize to participate in the 3rd annual Belize River Lodge Tagging Challenge ( The goal of the week-long event was to conventionally tag bonefish and permit in support of the … Continue reading

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Everglades Tarpon Trip

Given the unseasonably warm winter and several rumors that some decent tarpon had started to show up inside the Everglades National Park, Chris and I went in for a quick overnight trip to see if we couldn’t tag any fish … Continue reading

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North Miami Winter Tarpon

On Tuesday Captain Russ Kleppinger ( called Jiangang to see we would like to try to tag a tarpon. He was taking out RJ Boyle ( and Seth Horne who were working on a short film for “In the Spread” … Continue reading

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Everglades Receiver Deployment

Chris and I returned to the Everglades last week to redeploy our acoustic receivers that had been outfitted with new batteries. We decided to spend the night at the Shark River chickee to give ourselves some extra time to deploy … Continue reading

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Everglades Receiver Retrieval

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Last week Chris and I made an overnight trip into the Everglades to retrieve all of our hydroacoustic receivers to replace the batteries for the up-coming year and download any data they have collected over the last few months.  While … Continue reading

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Permit Tagging in Biscayne Bay

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This week I continued my search for a permit to deploy a satellite tag with the help of Captain Joe Gonzalez of Miami ( On Tuesday morning the conditions in Biscayne Bay looked great and Joe gave me a call … Continue reading

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Looking for Permit in Biscayne Bay

A couple of days ago I went out with Molly Adams in our research lab and her husband Captain Elmo ( to try to catch and tag large permit. To my knowledge nobody has placed a satellite tag in a … Continue reading

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Tarpon Fishing in North Miami

Last week Jed Lipinski (a journalist from New York, ) was in town interviewing Jerry on a story about using data from satellite tarpon tags to help refine hurricane models. After a full day of learning everything tarpon and … Continue reading

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