Guy Harvey Reports: Tropic Star Lodge Tournament

Guy Harvey returned recently from Piñas Bay, Panama, where he participated in Tropic Star Lodge’s tournament, the Tropic Star Torneo. In this report, the world-renowned scientist, angler, photographer and of course artist shares his experience in words and photos with Sport Fishing’s audience.

January 28, 2014
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A 400-pound blue on the wire!

Angler Jim Nagy battles a 400-pound blue on Day Two of the tournament. See more of Guy Harvey’s art and ocean conservation work. See more about Tropic Star Lodge, now celebrating its 50th anniversary. BE SURE TO CLICK THROUGH ALL 10 IMAGES IN THIS GALLERY! Guy Harvey
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Get Ready … Get Set …!

Guy Harvey, one third of the team representing the Cayman Islands in the Tropic Star tourney, sets up on a big blue. Guy Harvey
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“A jet ski on steroids”

That’s how Guy Harvey describes this huge blue marlin as it walks across the water’s surface. See 140 more breathtaking action and underwater fishing images from Tropic Star by photographer Pat Ford. Guy Harvey
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Early Start

An almost-rainbow and calm winds greet tournament participants early in the morning. Guy Harvey
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Tight-Wire Act

It takes an experienced hand to control 750 pounds of raging blue by the boat. Guy Harvey
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The Spectacular Coast of Panama

A tournament boat looks for fish sign as the sun breaks over the coastal slopes. Guy Harvey
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Explosive Power

The explosive power of blue marlin gives this wireman all he can handle. Guy Harvey
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Raging Blue

Hell hath no fury like a blue marlin hooked. Guy Harvey
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Ready for Release

This 350-pounder swam off moments later.
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The Cayman Island Team

Enjoying a second-place finish in the Tropic Star Tournament were the Cayman Islands team, (from left) Guy Harvey, John Crimmins and Sebastien Guillbard. Guy Harvey

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