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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Denny Wagner does his best to convince a redfsh to exit the mangrove roots. Opposite: A hefty stringer of sheepshead tricked up from the B-span bridge bulkhead. QP AD 11 dawn, thinking about the fantastic fshing I just experienced and forgetting all about living in hotels day to day. My eyes closed, smiling of a week well spent on the water, I fnally passed into a deep sleep, dreaming of one more snook on the end of my line. Three hours later, I awoke to a fsh-breathed Snookie Jig licking my face, ushering me to get up and get back at it. Special thanks to Captain Chris Rush (and Snookie Jig) of Rush Charters. For information on fshing the Ft. Myers area, visit or call (239) 229-5388. Anglers in Action When snook population in Florida took a monstrous hit during the big freeze of 2010, conservation-minded factions stepped up to the plate. They gathered real-time data to assess stock levels by getting direct input from anglers on the water. As a result, researchers and regulators had the information they needed to help them make decisions that would foster stock recovery. That process continues today as the Snook & Gamefsh Foundation spearheads a data collection endeavor called Angler Action (www. where fshermen can log on and record their trip and catch information to the group's website. This includes relative size, numbers and locations of snook caught. The data is allowing decision makers to quickly assess the impact of environmental phenomena such as weather or red tide and develop timely management plans. There's also a link for downloading a smartphone app (iPhone or Android) that allows data reporting anytime, anywhere. In addition to the Angler Action site, check out for more information. QP AD 12

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