March 23, 2016
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Manatees Incorporated

  By Fred Garth We humans have a knack for killing off wild animals. Case in point: In 1741, somewhere in the Bering Sea, whale hunters discovered the Steller sea cow, a cousin of the manatee. Just 27 years later, it was gone, hunted into extinction for their meat and […]
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January 5, 2016
This is the correct way to hold a fish. We released this monster 25+inch speckled trout on New Year's Eve.

Fishin’ Tradition

  By Fred Garth About 10 years ago, my buddies and I started a tradition. We decided the absolute best way to end the year was to go fishing. Imagine that. So, every New Year’s Eve, we wrap up in our warmest jackets, load up the boat, pack some spirits […]
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September 29, 2015
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48 Hours of Pure Fun

  By Fred Garth If you work really hard, it’s amazing how much fun you can pack into 48 hours. And that was our mission last weekend at the swanky Greenwich Wine and Food Festival, where my lovely wife and I mingled with the well-adorned beautiful people. Just a scant […]
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August 26, 2015
Creating the Next Generation That Cares youth event; Capitol Courtyard; Tallahassee, Florida; April 22, 2015.

From the Editor: Upcoming Education Issue

  By Fred Garth When you ask people who Guy Harvey is, they’ll often say, “Oh, I love his t-shirts. I have 15 of them in my closet”. Or, they’ll say, “Oh, I love his art. Also, I have 15 of his t-shirts in my closet.“ Rarely do they say, […]
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August 10, 2015
Monitoring the entire water planet would take more drones than Amazon can fly.

This is a test. The Latest from E.I.C. Fred Garth

  By Fred Garth What is IUU fishing? Hint: It’s NOT Indiana University’s Urban fishing team. When I ask my fellow fishing peeps what IUU stands for, I get a blank stare like I’ve just requested an equation in quantum mechanics. It’s an unfamiliar term that we should all know. […]
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July 30, 2015
Fred making a valiant attempt to write his blog on his iPhone.

Smart Phone, Dumb People

  By Fred Garth So I hope you’re loving the new GHM website as much as I am. We (the dedicated mag staff) are pretty doggone proud of the look and feel and beauty that truly represents what Guy Harvey is all about. It’s a visual extravaganza, especially the photo […]
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July 24, 2015
GHM Editor Fred Garth with the Doug Dragoo, President of Abel Reels.

The ICAST Shuffle: GHM Editor Fred Garth (right) Blogs about oddities of the recent ICAST Fishing Show

  By Fred Garth As a writer, I love acronyms. I’m geeky that way. And social media has rocketed them to mega-celebrity status with LOL, OMG, WTF, IMO and IDK. But, sometimes you wonder which came first, the title or the acronym. Take ICAST– for example. It’s a fishing show. […]
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June 11, 2015
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The Dead Snapper Society

By Fred Garth The red snapper, a fish we love to catch and eat, has caused as much political wrangling, meetings of powerful people, controversial news stories and wadded up panties than the bungled mess in the Middle East. After the feds announced a paltry nine-day season from June 1-10, […]
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May 28, 2015
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Guy Harvey, Lionfish and Art

By Fred Garth It was billed as the perfect Guy Harvey storm. Dr. Harvey and his entourage landed in Pensacola, Florida for a weekend of non-stop media interviews, art shows, lionfish eating and even a baseball game with the home team wearing specially designed, super dope Guy Harvey jerseys. The […]
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April 29, 2015
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My First Meeting with Guy

By Fred Garth Believe it or not, Guy Harvey know me before I know him. At least, that’s the way I remember it. Back in the late 1980s I was the editor of a magazine called, Scuba Times. Guy, who is passionate about scuba diving because it allows him to […]
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April 20, 2015
Hobie kayak fishing pro, Morgan Promnitz got 15 miles offshore by Mother Shipping on the Flauna II (in background) to catch this blackfin tuna offshore from Pensacola. The onboard Big Green Egg was promptly fired up. Mmm good!

The Mothership Flauna

By Fred Garth Our plan had been percolating for at least a year. We were going to stack a bunch of Hobie kayaks on a big ass boat, blast far out into the Gulf of Mexico, throw the kayaks overboard and fish like crazed maniacs. It was my buddy, David […]
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April 8, 2015
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Bait Me

  By Fred Garth When we were still monkeys, we threw rocks to kill fish. Then we evolved from knuckle draggers into subhumans and used spears, nets and hunks of meat on pointy rocks. Now, in the age of Snapchat and robot vacuums, we humanoids have advanced to live bait. […]
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April 6, 2015
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Meet Darcie of Darcizzle Offshore

By Fred Garth Darcie, better known on the world wide twitter-verse as, Darcizzle Offshore, is an avid angler and a bit of a social media sensation. She even has her own YouTube channel where she shares her best fishing tips and catches. In fact, Darcizzle is so into fishing, she […]
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April 2, 2015
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Why I Believe in Responsible Fishing

By Fred Garth I was a teenager in the late 1960s when Woodstock, the Vietnam war and bloody racial battles were all being broadcast on our new fangled color television sets. Pollution was also a hot news topic, along with hippies, drugs and way too much hair. It seemed like […]
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March 25, 2015
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Guy Harvey Brings Fine Art and Lionfish Awareness to Pensacola

By Fred Garth It’s the perfect Guy Harvey storm…where lionfish and marine art collide for a special weekend in Pensacola. The date is May 16, which has officially been crowned, Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day (LRAD). A festival will be held with food, drink, music and celebrity chefs preparing lionfish […]
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March 24, 2015
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Deepwater Oil Spill Five Years Later

By Fred Garth April 20th, 2015 will mark five years since the largest oil spill in the history of the universe. As an “affected” resident of Pensacola, Florida, I’ve been up to my eyeballs in BP’s madness. After they finally capped the well, I was amazed at the outlandish amount […]
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March 13, 2015
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Lionfish Noise

By Fred Garth   If you’re sick and tired of hearing about the lionfish invasion, better grab some aspirin and earplugs because the noise is only gonna get louder. Think NASCAR races with jet engines. During the past few years, not only have the little spiked cretans breed like jack […]
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February 3, 2015
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Guy Harvey Fishery Symposium Draws an All-Star Cast

By Fred Garth The November 2014 symposium attracted several hundred of the country’s leading fishery and fishing experts who waded through everything from the fledgling aquaculture industry in the US to impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. But the most spirited debate surrounded stock assessments (a fancy term that means […]
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