Ed Mashburn, Author at Great Days Outdoors
Spanish Mackerel Fish on Light Tackle

Spanish Mackerel Fish on Light Tackle

Spanish mackerel fish are a favorite quarry of Gulf Coast anglers. Gulls and terns circle overhead and start diving and screaming as they crash into the water in hot pursuit of something below. Liquid splashes and flashes indicate something is moving at a very high...
Fishing with Top-Water Lures for Bass

Fishing with Top-Water Lures for Bass

When fishing with soft-plastic top-water lures for bass, be prepared for the vicious, nonstop strikes of big mouth bass  The sun is not yet up over the shoreline trees and the very early morning air is very comfortable. On Alabama’s lakes, it’s going to be hot later,...
Fall Traditions: Alabama Dixey Bar Bull Reds

Fall Traditions: Alabama Dixey Bar Bull Reds

Big bull reds start their own brawl on Alabama Dixey Bar. It was obvious to the anglers that they were not in small water anymore. As soon as their boat rounded the point at Fort Morgan on Alabama’s Gulf Coast at the mouth of Mobile Bay (as many consider the Alabama...
Fishing for Bream in the Mobile Tensaw Delta

Fishing for Bream in the Mobile Tensaw Delta

Most anglers love to catch a mess of hard-pulling bream in springtime- but there’s no reason to stop the fun- bream bite in fall, too. It’s late summer, going into fall, and football season has started in Alabama. The birds have stopped singing their nesting songs,...
Tripletail Fishing in Alabama Waters

Tripletail Fishing in Alabama Waters

The tripletail is a popular target for anglers, and for good reason.   The sun beat down as my old buddy Yano Serra and I drifted over a sunken barge in the Mississippi Sound off Mobile Bay’s western shores. We caught specks and white trout and the occasional...