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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.
bait rigging

Circle Hook Ballyhoo Rig

Circle Hook Ballyhoo While the use of circle hooks is not new, a lot of anglers have been slow to come around and using circles...
boat tips

How To Put A Rope Handle On A Bucket

How could any boat function without the 5-gallon bucket? We keep them onboard for thawing bait, spooling reels, washing the boat, collecting garbage, moving...
fishing how-to

Wahoo Ballyhoo Rigging The San Sal Ballyhoo Rig

There are almost as many ways to rig a ballyhoo as there are to skin a cat, and the "San Sal" rig is a...
ballyhoo parasite

Removing Ballyhoo Parasite for Better Baits

How would you like to try to eat a cheeseburger with a massive alien clinging to your tongue and filling your mouth and throat? It...
boating tips

Build A Better Boat Hose

It's happened to all of us... You finish drying off your boat after giving her a complete wash down from bow to stern when...
fishing tips

BD Quick Tip – Frayed Lines

Dealing With Frayed Lines Here is the scenario of frayed lines: You are reeling in one of your trolling rods, guiding the line with your finger...
boat repair

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...
get in the spirit

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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