Ron Brooks Experienced fisherman and award-winning outdoor writerOver 48 years experience as a Coast Guard-trained boat captainMember and past president of the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association (GOWA) and the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA)Wrote two fishing related books Experience Ron Brooks is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles covering nearly every aspect of fishing for almost 15 years. If it swims in water, Brooks has probably fished for it or written about it at some point during his career. Growing up in Florida, he spent his childhood fishing. Since then, he has tested his angling skills in waters from Maine to California and most points in between. Ron is also a Coast Guard-trained boat captain with over 48 years of on-the-water experience. An award-winning outdoor writer, Ron has published in print and online more than 1,000 articles since 1996, including pieces for Georgia Outdoor Network, Gon.com, and Bass Pro Shops. He is a member and past president of the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association (GOWA) and the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA). Ron received recognition for his writing from the GOWA, winning ten awards for Excellence in Craft from the organization. Education Awards and PublicationsFirst place winner of the 2018 Georgia Outdoor News Association's Excellence in Craft competition, Sawyer's TreasureBorn with a Silver Fishhook (Rob Brooks, LLC, 1st edition, 2016)Sawyer's Treasure: Searching for the spoils of Henry Jennings the British privateer (CreateSpace, 2017)Last Chance For Big Redfish (Gon.com, 2016)Price of Quality Fishing Gear (1Source.BassPro.com, 2013) About TripSavvy and Dotdash TripSavvy, a Dotdash brand, is a travel site written by real experts, not anonymous reviewers. You’ll find that our 20-year-strong library of more than 30,000 articles will make you a savvy traveler—showing you how to book a hotel the whole family will love, where to find the best bagel in New York City, and how to skip the lines at theme parks. We give you the confidence to spend your vacation actually vacationing, not fumbling with a guidebook or second-guessing yourself. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.