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 OZZY DELGADO There's no substitute for local knowledge. As a lifelong resident of South Florida and devoted fshing afcionado (that's code for "fsh freak"), I try to make every excuse possible to go down to the Keys. I'm blessed to live only minutes away from the 18-mile stretch of highway that takes you to the entrance of this famous island chain—and I go often. In fact, I have something of a reputation for convincing friends to play hooky from work, just so we can wet some lines. Those who have gone know that a trip down US 1 on the Overseas Highway can trigger an odd reaction among travelers. Locally, it's called Keys Disease—the desire to never leave America's coral-friendly, fsh-infested, Jimmy Bufet-blasting island paradise. There's a laid back atmosphere, a fantastic history, digs that range from cheap to chic, incredible fshing, great diving and much more. But, in the midst of

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