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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.

5 Questions For Hobie Bass Open Champion Kristine Fischer

Five years ago, Kristine Fischer started fishing local club tournaments. Following a string of successes, three years ago she went pro. Last year, the...

How To Spool Your Reel With The Right Fishing Line

When the fish of a lifetime is on the line, success comes down to the best fishing line. The most expensive rod, reel and...

5 Best All-Around Bass Fishing Rods

There are a thousand ways to catch a bass and hundreds of rods designed for specific tactics and lures. But kayak anglers don’t have...

20 Years Later, Kayak Fishing Is Still Making Waves

In the early days of the world wide web, editors at an outdoors magazine asked me to write a weekly fishing report for their...

Prime Time Defined: When To Fish For 4 Top Species

For most of us, the best time to go fishing is when we have time to go fishing. Too often, everyday life gets in...

Made In The Shade: 6 Top Fishing Sunglasses

I have to admit, I’m a sunglasses snob. As a die-hard sight fisherman, my eyes are my most valuable asset. So testing the best sunglasses...

Fishing Kayak Review: SeaStream Angler 120 PD

Confidently crossing a choppy bay, I’m heading to my favorite sheltered creek in a rigged-up pedal kayak. I have rod holders, frame seat, gear...

How To Rig Your Kayak For Electronics, Lights And Power

With anglers in an arms race to rig their kayaks with more and better electronics, everyone wants to know how to install fish finders,...

4 Classic Fishing Kayaks That Stand The Test Of Time

You may not be able to drive a 57 Chevy or climb onto a 1920’s Harley Davidson, but some of the classic rides in...

Best New Tackle And Gear At ICAST 2022, Part IV

For the past three years, most of the innovation in fishing tackle and gear has been in sourcing materials, redesigning existing products to meet...
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