July 31, 2015
Little lizardfish's revenge.

If You Fish, It’s Bound to Happen

  By JJ Waters My son posted a picture on Facebook the other day that got a lot of attention and a multitude of comments. “Man, hate when that happens!” and “OUCH”; “How the heck did you do THAT?” and “da-yum, son!” and my favorite: “at least it wasn’t your […]
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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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Teach a Girl to Fish

  There aren’t many experiences that nurture a father-child relationship like fishing. I have fond memories of fishing with my dad growing up in Vermont. He would pack me, my Snoopy fishing pole, some snacks, and a bucket of worms into his car and we’d head out to the shore […]
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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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June 3, 2015
The author, her brother and her grandfather.

When a Passion Becomes a Career, Introducing JJ Waters

By JJ Waters I don’t remember learning how to fish any more than I remember learning how to swim. I always thought I was just born that way.  But I wasn’t.  The truth is I was taught by one of the greatest fisherman I ever knew. My earliest childhood memory […]
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May 27, 2015
Bull

Rum & Coke

  During the summer, finding a dolphin tournament in South Florida is easier than overpaying for a drink in South Beach. The bite for Dorado, mahi-mahi or whatever you like to call them, stays consistent from May through September, and there’s a long list of organizations that put on tournaments […]
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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 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 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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June 2, 2014
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Snapper Gate

Ever since the Feds shortened the red snapper season to 11 days – the shortest in the history of mankind – I’ve been doing some research of my own. I’ve asked my fishing friends if they know why the season was cut to a tiny nub. In almost 100% of […]
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March 28, 2014
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Oh NO! Not another article about Lionfish

By Fred Garth If you’re like me, you’re tired of hearing about the lionfish invasion. It’s getting more press than Chris Christie’s Bridgegate scandal. Even though we’re killing lionfish as fast as we can, they still refuse to go away…just like Christie. The question is, can we eat them up before […]
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