David Thornton, Author at Great Days Outdoors
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...
April Pier & Shore Fishing Report

April Pier & Shore Fishing Report

April’s fishing report provides a great opportunity for pier and shore anglers along the coast.   Historically speaking, April is one of the best months of the year to fish from the beach or pier along the coast. Spring is usually in full swing and the fish...
Pier Fishing Tips for February

Pier Fishing Tips for February

Understanding February pier fishing is the key to successful catches this month.   You Must Brave the Chill to Catch the Thrill! Mid-winter weather along the north-central Gulf of Mexico coast is mild by most inland standards, but chilly water and fast-changing...