David Thornton, Author at Great Days Outdoors
Great Days Outdoors Tribute to Mike Thompson

Great Days Outdoors Tribute to Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson was a native “Mobilian” and lifelong sportsman (hunting and fishing) who had many longtime and devoted friends along with his family, which he cherished.       He and his wife Nancy rode in the Joe Cain Procession, the “People’s Parade”...
Beach Fishing Hot Spots for Any Budget: Summer

Beach Fishing Hot Spots for Any Budget: Summer

Summertime fishing options offer shorebound anglers a myriad of species and locations. The compact area (30 miles) from the Florida State Line westward to Fort Morgan provides something special for just about any fisherman, local or visitor, experienced or novice. So...
How to Surf Fish – Reading the Beach

How to Surf Fish – Reading the Beach

When learning to how to surf fish, finding and fishing structures along the beach can be crucial to success. But circumstances do not always allow anglers to look into the water in order to determine these locations. Minimal sunlight, rough or dingy water can obscure...
Ghost Shrimp Pump: A Good, Cheap Investment

Ghost Shrimp Pump: A Good, Cheap Investment

Of all the small sea creatures hidden under the white sand of the Emerald Coast beaches, Beach Ghost Shrimp Callichirus islagrande may well be about the most important and least recognized for surf and pier fishermen. Many anglers are familiar with using penaeid...
Selecting the Best Bait for Surf Fishing

Selecting the Best Bait for Surf Fishing

Gathering and using the best bait for surf fishing is important to fishing success. The highly sought after Florida pompano is the premier fish for surf fishers year round. Prized not only for the tasty meals they provide but for their scrappy fight as well. After...

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