Ed Mashburn, Author at Great Days Outdoors
Coturnix Quail and Why Should I Get Some?

Coturnix Quail and Why Should I Get Some?

Raising Coturnix Quail Even On the Smallest Acreage Even though quail season has ended, we can still prepare frequent meals of delicious quail for the whole family to enjoy. We absolutely do not go out and poach bobwhites. That would be totally unacceptable, but we...
Bream Fishing & How to Catch Them

Bream Fishing & How to Catch Them

For the most fun when bream fishing, light artificial gear just can’t be beat   My ultralight spinning rod is bent in a deep bow. The big dark bream on the end of the line just doesn’t seem eager to come in to my hand. He uses his broad sides and tail to fight...
Fishing Rigs: What to Catch on the Coast

Fishing Rigs: What to Catch on the Coast

One of the best guides on the Mobile Bay system gives us advice for fishing rigs.   On a fine, hot summer morning, we had launched our boat from the Billy Goat Hole ramps on Dauphin Island. We ran across the Dixey Bar and approached one of the big gas production...
Topwater Fishing For Speckled Trout

Topwater Fishing For Speckled Trout

Throw a topwater plug on Alabama coastal waters this spring and watch it explode with a speckled trout.    It’s going to be warm—some people up North would say downright hot—later today here on the Alabama Coast, but the early light of dawn is pleasant and the...
Five Anglers Share Their Cobia Fishing Tips

Five Anglers Share Their Cobia Fishing Tips

 “Cobia fishing is a lot like deer hunting,” an angler said. “You look, wait, and sometimes see one. Then you have to be ready!”      Every spring, the Gulf waters start to warm and when they do a wonderful thing happens.  One day toward the beginning of spring,...