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Soc Clay

Soc ClayAs a full time free lance outdoors photo journalist, Soc Clay’s byline and photo credits have appeared in every major publication in North America that covers outdoor recreation.

Over the years , he has served as “Masthead Editor” for a variety of publications including, Outdoor Life, Fins and Feathers, Bassin, Ohio Fisherman, Fishing Facts,
Action Bass, Ohio Sportsman and others.

He is currently the Fishing Field Editor and South Regional Editor for Heartland USA Magazine and Fishing South Columnist for the highly popular “Cabela’s Outfitters journal”.  He is also the outdoor editor for “America on the Road.

He is a master of outdoor photography and is recognized as one of the most talented fresh water photographers in the world.

He has received dozens of prestigious national, regional and local awards for his work on outdoor photojournalism. Among his most treasured are, the Lifetime achievement Award and the heralded Tom Rollins Award presented by the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association.

In 2003 Soc was inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as a Legendary Communicator. He is only the second person in history to receive that award.