August 30, 2012

Guy Harvey Film Festival comes to St Pete Beach

By Fred Garth Legendary fisherman, artist and conservationist, Dr. Guy Harvey, will host a film festival at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort on Saturday, September 15, 2012, in conjunction with the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Symposium. Two of Harvey’s award-winning documentaries will be featured along with trailers for his upcoming films. […]
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August 24, 2012

To Bait or Lure

By Fred Garth Call me a snob but I stopped using live bait a long time ago. I know a lot of folks still swear by live bait but I’ve tried to swear it off. Well, that’s not totally accurate. My buddy and I used live croakers two years ago […]
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July 17, 2012

The Man behind the Brand: Favorite Things

By Fred Garth Do you have a favorite subject to paint? I like painting any nature, but preferably marine subject matter. I prefer to paint ocean game-fish. The more beautiful they are the more I like to paint them, such as yellow-fin tuna and striped marlin are amongst the most beautiful of all fish. […]
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July 17, 2012

The Man behind the Brand: Conservation Committment

By Fred Garth Many of your fans think of you only as a marine artist but you’re a biologist and serious conservationist. What is the single most important conservation issue facing us today? The single most important conservation issue facing us today is the explosion of the human population. All other conservation issues […]
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July 17, 2012

The Man behind the Brand: The Foundation and Institute

By Fred Garth How did the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation (GHOF) get started and what is its intended purpose? The GHOF got started 10 years after the formation of the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI), based at the Oceanographic Centre at NSU, in Ft. Lauderdale. While the GHRI was primarily concerned with research matters, […]
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July 17, 2012

The Man behind the Brand: Fishing Perspective

By Fred Garth You were recently inducted into the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Hall of Fame—how did you first get involved with the IGFA? I have been involved with the IGFA since I started to fish tournaments in Jamaica, so as early as seven years old. All our fishing activity is per the […]
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July 17, 2012

The Man behind the Brand: The Franchise

By Fred Garth You now have five successful restaurants. What are the future plans? The Island Grill has the potential to open two new facilities per year in the coastal margins of the continental U.S. The additional store and galleries offer customers a breadth of GH merchandise they would not find in other independent […]
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July 17, 2012

The Man behind the Brand: Early Years

By Fred Garth You started drawing sea life as a child. When did you realize you could make a living as an artist? I first realized I could sell my art at the age of 13 or 14, when at boarding school we would have shows at School Fetes, etc., and I would […]
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June 8, 2012

Guy Harvey Shirts with UV Protection

By Fred Garth When Guy Harvey first put his art on a t-shirt, no one knew he’d strike a nerve in fishermen far and wide. Those simple cotton t-shirts have become iconic. These days, the art has found its way beyond cotton and onto high-tech fabrics that provide sun protection […]
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April 4, 2012

A Magical Day

By Fred Garth Some days are magical. But why? Maybe my coffee was a little bit stronger. Maybe it was the fairy dust I sprinkled on my granola. Maybe God decided I needed a little love. Whatever the reason, I’ll take It. The morning began on a conference call with […]
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April 4, 2012

Giant Specs Of Sebastian, FL

By Fred Garth I spent three days in Sebastian, Florida fishing the famous Indian River Lagoon and touring the area. I caught some nice specs the first day but the wind was blowing a gale which didn’t help. The next day I got into some bass fishing at the Stick […]
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April 2, 2012

Pedal Power across the World including the Oceans

By Fred Garth There are lots of ways to bring awareness to the amount of carbon we use when we travel. One way is to travel around the world using only human pedal power. Such is the story of Jason Lewis, a Brit who can claim to be the first […]
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March 28, 2012

The Hatteras 63 Enclosed Fly Bridge

By Fred Garth with Jeff Donahue During the Miami Boat Show, Jeff Donahue, Sales Manager of Hatteras Yachts, gave us the ultimate tour of their new 63-foot Enclosed Fly Bridge. The attention to detail is amazing and Jeff’s a natural on camera.     Part 1 – Fishing Deck Part […]
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March 8, 2012

Diamonds Are NOT Forever

By Fred Garth I’ve already blogged a bit about the ridiculously awesome megayacht, Diamonds Are Forever but now I have the video footage to prove that I was actually there. Not that my readers would ever doubt a guy who tells “mostly true” fishing stories, right? At the Miami Boat […]
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March 7, 2012

Volvo IPS

By Fred Garth Small and light enough to hold comfortably in one hand yet powerful enough to guide rescuers to within 100 meters or less of your position in a life-threatening emergency, The ResQLink™+ 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), manufactured by Cobham Beacon Solutions-ACR Products, receives Cospas-Sarsat approval. At […]
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March 7, 2012

First Real Solar Boat

By Fred Garth Without a doubt the most impressive green vessel at the 2011 Miami Boat Show was the Greenline 33 Hybrid. This is a true luxury cruiser built from the ground up as an electric/solar/diesel hybrid. Even the tagline, “The Future is Now” is not an exaggeration. The 33-foot […]
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March 7, 2012

Miami Muscle

By Fred Garth A walk about at the Miami boat show in February 2011 was a stroll through a world of beautiful beasts. And I’m not talking about the bikini models strutting around. I’m referring to the raw power of the internal combustion engines on a scale to make Prius drivers cry […]
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March 6, 2012

Hooked on Apalachicola

By Fred Garth Tallahassee may be Florida’s capital city and home to the proud Florida State University Seminoles but it’s no Apalachicola. After I’d spent a full day of touring the Department of Agriculture’s laboratories and battling traffic with co-eds and reckless governmental types, I was ready for a coastal […]
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