Ron Brooks


  • Experienced fisherman and award-winning outdoor writer
  • Over 48 years experience as a Coast Guard-trained boat captain
  • Member and past president of the Georgia Outdoor Writers Association (GOWA) and the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA)
  • Wrote two fishing related books


Ron Brooks is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles covering just about every aspect of fishing for nearly 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,, 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 10 awards for Excellence in Craft from the organization.




Awards and Publications

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