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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.

Access Denied: Behind The Fight For Fishing Access

At the end of a single lane road, through salty pines and scrub marsh, a secret beach offers access to one of the few...

Inflatable Kayak Review: BOTE Zeppelin Aero 10

One word sums up the popularity of inflatable kayaks: convenience. Inflatable kayaks pack into a bag and fit into a closet. Add air, and...

Kayak Fishing 101: State Courses On Paddling, Casting & More

When I read the article on the Fishing Wire, I knew I had to learn more. The headline said: “Canoe and Kayak Fishing Introduction...

Power Up: Why You Should Try A Brushless Kayak Motor

Up until 1846, doctors anesthetized patients with morphine and whiskey. Before the 14th century, people marked time with the sun. After the invention of...

Expensive Times: Why Fishing On A Budget Is Still Fun

Between layout and printing the Summer 2022 issue of Kayak Angler, I had to twice update the prices on kayaks, tackle and gear. Anyone...

Best Kayak Fish Finders For 2023

The first time I installed a fish finder on a kayak, I had to drill holes through the deck and glue the transducer inside...

Tandem Fishing Kayak Review: Hobie Mirage iTrek 14 Duo

Do you need a kayak you can store in a closet? Are you looking for a boat to take on the bus? Wouldn’t it...

Everything You Need To Know About Leashes And Tethers

In less than a second, I was in the water. I was leaning to the left side of my kayak and landing a fish...

Tandem Fishing Kayak Review: Brooklyn Kayak Company TK122

When I say Brooklyn, most people don’t think of kayaks. The New York city borough is famous for Coney Island, Brooklyn Bridge and losing...

100 Tags: Louisiana Angler Sets Tagging Milestone With Trophy Trout

Lance Burgos is a Hobie Fishing Team angler from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He’s been participating in the Tag Louisiana program since 2013 and recently...
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