Clay Richardson, Author at Great Days Outdoors
Jugging for Catfish in Alabama Waters

Jugging for Catfish in Alabama Waters

This action-packed fishing technique brings the best results.   The mist from the water cascading over Bankhead Dam quickly dampened our clothes as we put out our jug set. We were on the Warrior River’s Holt Reservoir fishing just below the dam. Camping...
Fishing for Catfish on Wheeler Lake

Fishing for Catfish on Wheeler Lake

The water underneath the power lines hold larger catfish—here’s why. We were idling out from the Mallard Creek Recreation Area boat ramp enroute to an area near the Brown’s Ferry Nuclear Plant cooling water intakes—less than two miles from the launch ramp. We had met...
Boat Rigging for Successful Fishing

Boat Rigging for Successful Fishing

An angler doesn’t have to be the smartest at boat rigging to be the best prepared (but it helps).   The water was choppy, with swells in the two-to-four-foot range as we headed toward the offshore platforms south of the mouth of Mobile Bay. Snapper and other...
7 Ways to Maintain Your Boat Trailer

7 Ways to Maintain Your Boat Trailer

These suggestions get me to the water on time, every time.   The most overlooked—and neglected—part of your boat rig is the trailer. It is also the most likely part to fail when you head out on your next trip to the lake. There are only a few components making up...