Ed Mashburn, Author at Great Days Outdoors
Fall Bass on Big Lakes

Fall Bass on Big Lakes

Cooling Weather Means Great Bass Action on North Alabama Lakes I do love the fall. The oppressive heat of summer is fading, but it’s not brutal winter cold yet. I believe fall gives anglers in Alabama the best fishing conditions of the whole year and this year is no...
Kayaking Beyond the Breakers

Kayaking Beyond the Breakers

Paddle-powered Anglers Find Big, Mean Fish Off the Beaches It’s nice out here a half-mile off the beach at Orange Beach. The breeze is light, but cool. There is no heavy boat traffic coming out of Perdido Pass like just a couple of months earlier. Kids are back in...
October Crappie on Lake Weiss: Look for Wood

October Crappie on Lake Weiss: Look for Wood

Long famous for its world-class crappie fishing, Lake Weiss gives anglers a great shot at delicious slab crappie. Even though the calendar says it’s fall, the early morning temperature and the high humidity still say that summer heat has a grasp on anglers here on...
Bull Reds of Dixey Bar

Bull Reds of Dixey Bar

One of the most famous big redfish catching spots in the world is right here in Alabama. The visiting angler from the Midwest had been sweating for quite a while. Back home, October weather was starting to cool off and become fall, but down here on the Gulf Coast of...
Small Waters Can Produce Big Results for Anglers

Small Waters Can Produce Big Results for Anglers

Regarding places to fish, we tend to think that bigger is better. That’s not always true. When the evening shadows began to creep across the water of the small stream, fish began feeding under the overhanging limbs of a creekside tree. The angler carefully entered the...