David Thornton, Author at Great Days Outdoors
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...
How to Build a Ghost Shrimp Pump

How to Build a Ghost Shrimp Pump

Although building a ghost shrimp pump is a very strenuous workout, just about anyone can do it, even children. 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...
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...
June’s Pier & Shore Fishing Forecast

June’s Pier & Shore Fishing Forecast

Settling Into Summer Its summertime and the beach and pier fishing is easy.    No month better exemplifies summertime fishing along the Emerald Coast than June. The full range of venues and species available is opened up for shore bound anglers to enjoy and take...

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