About Jimmy Jacobs

Jimmy Jacobs with his fly-rod tarpon. Photo by Jerry McBride

Recent Articles Updated 8/13/16

New Adventure Photos added 8/11/16

Jimmy’s book of Southern humor and nostalgia


now is available in e-book format.

Watch Jimmy field testing the new Benelli Ethos shotgun as part of the Benelli Ethos USA Tour

Jimmy Jacobs is a native of Atlanta and now resides in Marietta, Georgia.

 For 25 years he was an editor for Game & Fish Magazines covering the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and West Virginia. In that capacity he has written extensively about the region from the Southern Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.

 He was the Outdoor Columnist in the Sports Section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper from 2008 to 2016. He now pens an outdoor column weekly for the Sports Section of the Athens Banner-Herald newspaper.

 Beginning in 2014 he has been the Insider Fishing Reporter for Fox Sports Outdoors South on Fox SportSouth television, covering freshwater action in the states of Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.

 Since 2012 he has been the Georgia Editor for Southern Trout Magazine online.

Along the way he has won numerous Excellence In Craft Awards for writing and photography from the Florida Outdoor Writers Association, Georgia Outdoor Writers Association and the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association.

In 2015 Jimmy was inducted into the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association Hunting and Fishing Hall of Fame for his work as an Outdoor Communicator.

He also is the author of award-winning guidebooks to fishing and hiking in the southeast region, as well as a volume of Southern humor and nostalgia, plus an adventure novel.