Ronnie Garrison


  • University of Georgia
  • West Georgia College
  • Nova University

  • Author of four books on fishing, including The Everything Fishing Book 
  • Winner of over 20 "Excellence in Craft" awards from the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association


Ronnie Garrison is a former writer for ThoughtCo for 16 years, focusing on fishing. He is an award-winning outdoors magazine and newspaper writer and the author of "The Everything Fishing Book." He fishes every day and has been a bass club tournament fisherman for 34 years. 

Ronnie has written a weekly outdoor column for the Griffin Daily News since 1986. His first feature magazine article for a state magazine appeared in 1987 and he has over 300 articles published in Georgia Outdoor News, Alabama Outdoor News, Georgia Sportsman, Bassin Times, Bass Champions, and Sporting Days magazines and wrote The Everything Fishing Book published by Adams Media. Those articles have won Ronnie more than 20 "Excellence in Craft" awards from the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association. He is a member and past president of that organization and a member of Southeast Outdoor Press Association and Professional Outdoor Media Association. 


Ronnie Garrison holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Georgia, a master's degree in three fields from West Georgia College, and a doctorate in educational school administration from Nova University. 

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