Just Keep Reeling
Andy Whitcomb
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             Outdoor humorist.   Stressed out Dad.

This outdoor humor writer has been featured in
Oklahoma Today, Outdoor Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania Angler and Boater magazines.
Since 2011, he has been sharing tips,  observations every week, usually  Tuesdays (contract blogger) for Take Me Fishing.org

This week's post (04-22-14):
"Round Two"


(From Chapter, "Coping with Lure Separation Anxiety")

"Losing a lure to a fish is also the way it is suppose to be.   The big one should always get away.  And the one that got away was always a big one. That lure died with its boots on.  Or a chartreuse skirt, anyway."

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A collection of articles, columns, posts, and stories is now available as an ebook:  "Just Keep Reeling."


“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 his latest, 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


                             Columnist in award-winning 2011 Oklahoma Today: http://www.oklahomatoday.com


(Updated: 04-22-14)

154. "Round Two"

153. "Pike!"

152. "Read the Signs"

151. "Trout Scout"

150. "Icy Fishing"

149. "(Blank)masters"

148. "Stalking the Stockings"

147. "Rest and Reload"

146. "A Rocking Classic"

145. "Classic Clash"

"Chris Lane Fishes with his Kids"

144. "Show Your Fishing and Boating Spirit"

143. "Reasons to Go Solo"

142. "Old Ice Holes"

141. "Breaking the Ice"

140. "Staples"

139. "Water and Wildlife"

138. "Intermission"

137. "Silent or Jingle?"
136. "Can You Cast Art?"

135. "First Fish Stories"

134. "A Fine Line"

133. "What Kind of Bottom Do You Like?"

132. "Tubin'"

131. "Teachers are Students Too"

130. "Visit a Fish Hatchery"

129. "Steel City"

128. "Supersize It this Fall"

127. "Maybe Get Back"

126. "Spinnerbait time!"

125. "To Set or not to Set"

124. "BowFishing"

123. "Don't Put Up the Kayak Yet."

122. "Four! No That's a Five Pounder."

121. "Log On"

120. "The Hatch may be Open"

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


From ESPNOutdoors.com 



(Updated 03-06-14)

Better than a Box of Chocolates

Crossing Over

Crawdad Mouse 


The Reel Roaster(tm) Review 


(More archived posts under "Articles")              


"Quickfire Interview" with the Outdoor Blogger Network


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.

April 4, 2012, presented "The Caste System" to a graduate fisheries class at Oklahoma State University about his perspective of fishing method evolution.

Thanks for your support!


"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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