Ronnie Garrison Education 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 Experience 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. Education 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. Awards and PublicationsOver 20 "Excellence in Craft" awards from the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association"The Everything Fishing Book: Grab Your Tackle Box And Get Hooked On America's Favorite Outdoor Sport" "Keys To Catching Clarks Hill Bass""Keys To Catching Lake Lanier Bass""Essential Fishing Everything You Need to Know to Catch the Big One" About TripSavvy and Dotdash Meredith TripSavvy, a Dotdash Meredith 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.