David Thornton, Author at Great Days Outdoors
October Pier & Shore Report

October Pier & Shore Report

Piers are attracting new visitors; both human and fish     October is often one of the most pleasant times of year to fish the north central Gulf coast. Usually, several cold fronts have already come through, providing relief to summertime heat and humidity along with...
September Pier & Shore Report: Heading into Fall

September Pier & Shore Report: Heading into Fall

So Many Good Choices for Fishing at This Time of Year By late in September, we may herald the end of summer along the central Gulf Coast with dryer, if not cooler air, but it also ushers in the peak of hurricane season. Historically almost half of all tropical storms...
August Pier & Shore Report: Late Summer Options

August Pier & Shore Report: Late Summer Options

Try to Beat the Heat for Better Fishing August marks the peak of summer heat and humidity along the Emerald Coast. Anglers can expect water temperatures to languish in the middle 80s while air temperatures often reach the middle to upper 90s during the day. At least...
Pier & Shore Report: Dress Cool and Enjoy the Sun

Pier & Shore Report: Dress Cool and Enjoy the Sun

Head Out In Early Morning or Late Afternoon for the Best Action The month of July ushers in the truly tropical summer season for the north-central Gulf Coast, with water temperatures languishing in the sultry middle 80s while air temperatures often climb into the 90s...
Pier & Shore Report: Early Summer Angling Sessions

Pier & Shore Report: Early Summer Angling Sessions

Perfect Days to Catch Mackerel and Other Big Game Fish June typically offers Gulf Coast anglers a much more stable weather pattern with high pressure in control and predictable breeze patterns prevailing. Most days start with a land breeze, or cooling offshore breeze...