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“Thank God my dad wasn’t a podiatrist,” jokes Ric about following in the footsteps of a famous outdoor writer. After graduating from Radford University and serving two years in Russia with the Peace Corps, Ric returned to Virginia Beach and started writing for The Fisherman magazine, where his dad was editor. When the kayak fishing scene exploded, Ric was among the first to get onboard. His 2007 book, The Complete Kayak Fisherman is one of the first tomes to introduce anglers to paddle fishing and hundreds of articles and seminars have brought countless anglers into the fold. When he’s not chasing every fish that swims, Ric teaches English at a school for at-risk teens.

Point 65 KingFisher Modular Fishing Kayak Review

Take a piece of paper and draw a two-column chart. Label the left column advantages. The right column is disadvantages. Every kayak designer starts...

Take Pleasure In The Finer Details Of Fishing

Rob Choi’s Instagram post caught my attention. Sharing the story of his first day fishing after a long dry spell, he wrote, “The first...

Full-Size Fishing Kayaks Push The Limits

What, exactly, is a full-size fishing kayak? With boats getting bigger, and propulsion getting easier, many people are asking what is a kayak anyways?...

High-Performance Kids Fishing Gear: No Kidding Around

Kayak fishing is one of the best ways to get a young person into the outdoors. But, one of the worst ways to introduce...

Father’s Day Kayak Fishing Gift Guide

Fathers can be tough to shop for, but you’re in luck if your dad is a kayak fishing fan. Your search is easier than...

5 Best Kayak Anchor Systems For Anglers

Small, light and buoyant, a fishing kayak is at the mercy of the wind and current. To stop from blowing in circles and being...

How To Fillet A Fish In 5 Easy Steps

Bringing home the catch is one of the best experiences in fishing. But cleaning a fish without sacrificing the meat is a matter of respect.

Qajaq Creators: Hunting Down The World’s First Kayak Angler

I wonder, who were the first kayak anglers? The question seemed simple enough, but finding the answer sent me on a virtual adventure back...

The Scary Truth About The Increase In Paddlesports Related Deaths

Statistics from the United States Coast Guard are both disturbing and encouraging. Recent reports show paddlesports deaths are up. At the same time, the...

Protecting Menhaden, The Most Valuable Fish In America

The most valuable fish in America is inedible to humans and impossible to catch with hook and line. However, the battle over menhaden management...