Ed Mashburn, Author at Great Days Outdoors
Oil Rig Fishing in the Gulf – Tips from Top Captains

Oil Rig Fishing in the Gulf – Tips from Top Captains

Gulf of Mexico oil rig fishing has been a go to for many big game anglers, for years. Be that fishing oil rigs in Louisiana, off the coast of Alabama or even those leaving the beautiful white sand beaches of Florida, these rigs have been the destination to catch big...
How to Catch Sheepshead – Fishing in the Cold

How to Catch Sheepshead – Fishing in the Cold

The wind was chilly and my feet, still wet after I missed a step launching the boat earlier, were starting to complain. The misty rain soaked everything not covered, and water dripped off the bill of my cap. It was cold but I didn’t even notice when, for about the...
Squirrel Hunting Tips: Think Small

Squirrel Hunting Tips: Think Small

When the question, “what is the best way to hunt squirrels,” is raised, my go to squirrel hunting tip is to think small. There are many, small squirrel hunting hotspots located all over the coastal parts of our country and knowing how to hunt squirrels on...
Winter Speckled Trout: Find ‘Em and Catch ‘Em

Winter Speckled Trout: Find ‘Em and Catch ‘Em

It may be cold out but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good time to go fishing for some specks. As long as you know how to catch speckled trout in the winter and have the right winter speckled trout lures, you will be landed fish with ease. You may even hook...
Chain Pickerel Fishing in the Deep South

Chain Pickerel Fishing in the Deep South

Chain pickerel fish may not be as big as their northern cousins, but the deep South’s member of the pike family is certainly fun to catch. This can’t be good for my heart.  Once again, an aggressive fish has blasted up out of the weeds to take my top-water lure, and...

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