Just Keep Reeling
Andy Whitcomb
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Andy Whitcomb is an outdoor writer who has been featured in such magazines as Oklahoma Today, Farm and Ranch Living, Boating World, and Paddling Buyers Guide. Currently, his humor column appears in Kayak Angler magazine.

He has received
Excellence In Craft Awards by the Outdoor Writers' Association of America for the last three years in magazine, blog, and photography categories.

Since 2011, he has been sharing weekly tips, observations, and stories as a multi-species angler and blogger for

This week's post (April 24, 2018):
"Sorry, Charlie! San Diego Tuna"

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"Just Keep Reeling." A collection of Andy Whitcomb's articles, stories, and columns.
(Read on any electronic device.)


“I'm going to leave the field of outdoor humor writing to you. I'm sure it will be in good hands.”
Patrick McManus, author of many books including, THE HORSE IN MY GARAGE

"The great thing about Andy Whitcomb is he sees things about fishing we tend to overlook- his "outside of the box" style is what makes him so special as a writer. True breath of fresh air!!!!"
Mark Zona, TV Personality, Host of “Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show.”

"Andy Whitcomb has a clever way of looking at seemingly mundane subjects and giving them an interesting spin. His talents as a storyteller have made him one of my favorite writers. I eagerly anticipate every funny and heart-warming tale."
Keith “Catfish” Sutton, author of several books including “The Crappie Fishing Handbook” and “Out There Fishing”)

“Andy Whitcomb knows the three Fs: fishing, family, and fun. His columns for Oklahoma Today combined all three in ways that made us, and our readers, smile every time.”
Steffie Corcoran, Editor, Oklahoma Today Magazine

"I think you are probably the best columnist we've had. And definitely the most funny."
 Megan Rossman, Associate Editor, Oklahoma Today Magazine

"Absolutely a new and different point of view and perspective. Your style of writing reminds me a lot of Bill Bryson."
Eric Engbretson, Underwater Photographer


330. "Fish Identification Tips"

329. "Catching Croakers"

328. "Creek Fishing"

327. "Southern California Fishing"

326. "Hydrographic Charts"

325. "Move or Stay?"

324. "Ocean Kayak Fishing"

323. "Asian Carp Issues"

322. "Fishing in L.A."

321. "Fishing in Dallas"

320. "Fishing for Salmon in Oregon"

319. "Fishing Road Trip"

318. "Travel Fishing Kit"

317. "Colorado Fishing"

316. "A 2017 Best Places to Fish and Boat Contributor"

315. "California Boating Reminders"

314. "Catfishing"

313. "Sailing and Fishing?"

312. "Fishing in New York?"

311. "Tides and Bass"

310. "7 Great Boat Accessories"

309. "Bass Fishing Location Strategy"

308. "Free Fishing in Texas?"

307. "How to Choose a Fishing Reel"

306. "Early Spring Fishing Tips"

305. "Best Spring Bass Lures"

304. "Best Bass Lake Factors"

303. "Prespawn Bass: Phase One"

302. "Winter Trout Tips"

301. "Local Fishing Tournaments"

300. "How to Read a Fishing Report"

299. "Tip Up Tips"

298. "Advanced Winter Bass Techniques"

297. "Where to Ice Fish"

296. "4 Reasons to Visit Winter Boat Shows"

295. "Winter Fishing Conservation Review"

294. "How to Teach Kids to Fish in the Cold"

293. "Local Fishing Knowledge"

292. "Fishing Gift Ideas that Conserve"

291. "Cold Water Bass Fishing"

290. "Best Time to Fish: When Cold?"

(For more archived posts, go to "Articles")


Photo by James Overstreet at the 2010 Classic media day

Perhaps is signature piece, "Bass Thumb, the Finer Points" in 2007 Outdoor Oklahoma


His interview by Chase Rheam of the Stillwater NewsPress:

Interviewing anglers at the 2010 Bassmaster Classic, behind Skeet Reese at the end of this commercial:


Recognized as an influential outdoor writer, he was invited to speak on story-telling at 100th meeting of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

He also presents his perspective of the fishing method evolution,  "The Caste System" to universities and schools.

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"Feel my skills, donkey, donkey, donkey, donkey."

Thanks, Dave!

With Brandon Palaniuk at 2013 Bassmaster Classic.
Thanks, James Overstreet!

photo by Dean Andrews


"Is my wallet missing?"

    Thanks, Mike!     

       Thanks, Z!    

       Thanks, Jarrett!

Opening Day of trout in PA. Released after photo. 

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