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Capt. Scott Goodwin started fishing in the lakes of Kentucky where he grew up. A move to Florida, however, brought him into a whole new realm of fishing. After receiving a bachelor's degree in biology from Eckerd College, he decided that he liked catching fish more than studying them and thus began his career as a captain. Scott began working as a mate on a charter boat and worked his way up to captain. He has been fortunate to fish in some of the top locations on the globe, including Florida, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico and the Bahamas. Scott has learned from some of the best captains in the sport and has more than 25 years experience as a professional fisherman. He openly shares his knowledge and fishing tips on BD. Scott is currently the editor of BDOutdoors.
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Boat Repair – Filling Holes

Filling holes in your boat left after removing bolts or screws can be hard to do with epoxy without the epoxy bubbling up or...

How To Fillet Triggerfish

Grey triggerfish are an excellent eating fish. I think they are as good as any snapper, but even a little firmer. They do have...
rigging tips

Outrigger Tweaks

Outriggers are by far one of the most important tools on the boat when trolling offshore. However, if you don't set up your outriggers...
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Tis’ The Season

To all of us who love the outdoors, be it fishing, hunting, boating, hiking; what ever your version, we are driven by the seasons. The...
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Boat Electrical Connections Cleaning Tip

Quite often a boat, especially around salty environments, develops quirks and things begin to work intermittently or stop all together.  First I check fuses...
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5 Boating Tips From Offshore Academy

Capt. Scott Goodwin shares some handy boating tips on a wide variety of topics like docking, tying up your boat and making it last...

Dorado Belly Teaser

Adding teasers to your trolling spread gives you a proven advantage as far as the boat's ability to attract more fish. One easy way to...
gaffing tips

16 Gaffing Tips To Make You Better In The Pit

Sometimes gaffing fish is as much fun as catching them!  But its only fun once you've had the opportunity to practice it and feel...
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How To Fillet Cobia And Other Large Fish

Capt. Scott Goodwin shares his method to clean cobia and most other large-bodied fish. First step is to make a cut behind the head/gills area....
rigging options

Rigging A Split-Billed Ballyhoo For Offshore Trolling

There are many many different ways to rig a ballyhoo and the reasons for variation depend on your target fish, location, sea conditions and...
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