Guy Harvey Magazine

SUM 2013

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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BY FRED GARTH ishermen are a lot like sharks. We have an identity problem. With sharks, there are about 400 species roaming the oceans, yet only three—great whites, bulls and tigers—are responsible for the majority of serious attacks. Still, many people unfairly lump the other 397 species into a group of bloodthirsty killers. With fishermen, there are also many species: there's Bubba the bassmaster, Bob the beer-guzzling bottom fisher and Freaky Frank the fly fisher. We have ice fishing nuts, surf waders, bridge danglers and mega-yacht billfish hunters. It's a group as varied as the fish we pursue. However, we all have one thing in common…we fish for fun and recreation. This brings us to another species altogether: the sunburned, calloused-handed, commercial fishing dude. F

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