Ed Mashburn, Author at Great Days Outdoors
Fishing Sheepshead in Alabama’s Inshore Reefs

Fishing Sheepshead in Alabama’s Inshore Reefs

Holiday colors for anglers are black and white—the colors of sheepshead. It was a day of bright sunlight, chilly wind, and clear water at the mouth of Mobile Bay.  Gulls and other water birds screeched. Big gas rig service boats passed by my anchored boat from time to...
Tips for Bass Fishing This Winter

Tips for Bass Fishing This Winter

Some of the Best Gifts Don’t Come Wrapped Under a Tree, But on the Water   Yes, I miss the warm, soft breezes of May that blew across the water here on Lake Guntersville. Yes, I miss the warm, wet dampness of a quiet very early morning when I cast topwater lures...
December 2017 Lakes Outlook

December 2017 Lakes Outlook

All I want for Christmas is… some good fishing, and I’m likely to get that in Alabama during the month of December.   Even though there’s no doubt about it, winter here in Alabama, is not nearly as cold and unpleasant as it is in a lot of places right now....
Fishing for Knowledge at Dauphin Island

Fishing for Knowledge at Dauphin Island

 Fishing for Supper, Fun and Sometimes for Information It’s another wonderful morning as Capt. Yano Serra steers his boat out of Bayou La Batre and into the Mississippi Sound just north of Dauphin Island. Most fishing days, Yano and I go fishing for fun and excitement...
Fishing for Speckled Trout and Redfish

Fishing for Speckled Trout and Redfish

When the days get short and cool, Mobile Bay’s creeks and bayous see a migration of redfish and speckled trout.   This day which had started out as a cloudy, chilly December dawn soon turned into a cold, dark, rainy December day. The wind whipping up off the dark...