Guy Harvey Magazine

SUM 2018

Guy Harvey Magazine is focused on fishing, boating, scuba diving, and marine conservation. Portfolios from the world's best fishing photographers, articles on gear, travel, tournaments, apparel, lifestyle, seafood recipes, sustainable fisheries.

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62 | 62 | I am a hurricane survivor. On October 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy literally wiped my life off the map in Normandy Beach, New Jersey. I lost everything I had ever owned: my house, all the family photographs, all the fishing gear, all the, well, just all of it. There was nothing left. Even 5½ years later, I still am without my home. Yet even a week after Sandy, I was out fishing, fumbling around at the inlet with my brother- in-arms Sean Reilly, with borrowed rods and adorned with ragtagged Salvation Army clothes. It might have been shock, but fishing truly kept me anchored to sanity. When Hurricane Irma roared through as a Cat 4 over the Florida Keys with utter mass destruction last September, I felt for them. I wondered how they would rebound, and how the community would rally together and rebuild, and especially, what would happen to the fishing that tied the community and tourism together? I wanted to see the Keys post-Irma for myself. I got my answers. Here's how I saw it: BY NICK HONACHEFSKY Stock Island

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