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Ric Burnley

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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.

Essential Care And Maintenance For Your Kayak

The joy of carefree boat ownership is one of kayak fishing’s most powerful draws. Molded out of plastic and stainless hardware, they are built...

Vibe Shearwater 125 Fishing Kayak Review

I first caught sight of Vibe’s Shearwater 125 with X-Drive at the last face-to-face ICAST tradeshow. At a three-o’clock meet and greet in the...

Beat The Forecast With Foul Weather Fishing Gear

Chicken Little, climate change, the apocalypse—call it what you want, the weather isn’t getting any nicer or any more predictable. Luckily, the latest generation...

BOTE LONO Aero Apex Inflatable Pedal Kayak Review

Like a scourge of locusts or a blood red sea, it seems like new anglers have taken over every fishing hole. Oh well, I...

Kayak Fishing Keeps On Going With Grassroots Spirit

Kayak fishing is one of the fastest growing sports and kayak sales are way up. Still, compared to other hobbies, the sport is small....

7 Best New Lures For Saltwater Fishing

This is an exciting time for saltwater anglers. After a year off the water, tackle designers are back at trying to outthink the fish....

It’s Game On For Kayak Fishing Tournaments In 2021

I know all about the one-two punch. I’ve heard of kicking someone when they are down, but the combination of COVID-19 travel restrictions and...

Upper Limit: The Movement To Release Large Speckled Trout

Author C.S. Lewis is credited with the quote, “Integrity is doing the right thing even when nobody is looking.” For anglers, that means following...

Measure Up Your Catch With The Right Bump Board

Just a few years ago, kayak fishing tournaments were basking in the glow of good times with good people. Then, money started to enter...

Unpack The Latest In Folding And Modular Kayaks

The number one obstacle to owning a kayak is transportation and storage. Okay, that’s two obstacles. But both problems are related to one thing:...