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Ric Burnley

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.

Why Discovery Is The Soul Of Kayak Fishing

I discovered the spot by accident. I had just moved across town and started exploring nearby rivers to stay in shape over the winter....

Kayak Angler’s Holiday Fishing Gear Gift Guide

Hope you've been nice, not naughty. This holiday season offers anglers many tasty toys to find under the tree. Put these goodies on your...

The Ultimate Fishing Sunglass System

I’m a sunglass snob. As a sight-fisherman who spends hours searching the water for one shot at a trophy cobia or red drum, I...

Great Pure Fishing Tackle You Gotta Get

The hottest new fishing tackle was on parade at the 2017 ICAST tradeshow. Here’s how you will be fishing next year. You may not know Pure...

New Kayak Fishing Tackle You Gotta Get

At this summer's ICAST sportfishing tradeshow, tackle manufactures had their latest and greatest rods, reels and lures in the spotlight. There was high-dollar and...

10 Great New Kayak Fishing Gear You Gotta Get

Walking through the New Product Showcase at ICAST sportfishing tradeshow, the quality and quantity of new goodies available to kayak anglers had my gear...

Jackson Kayaks new Coosa FD Pedal Drive First Impressions

Jackson Kayak’s hotly anticipated splash into the pedal power fast lane hit the social media water this week with great fanfare. While Kayak Angler...

Fishing Log: Wilderness Pro Guide Juan Veruete’s Smallmouth Secrets

What started out as a goal to catch at least one river smallmouth bass in every winter month turned into a year long personal...

Stand-Up Tactics from Hobie Pro Raf Vargas

Name: Raf Vargas Accomplishments/Accolades/Affiliations: AFTCO/Hobie Fishing Team/Truth Reels/YakAttack/Nitta Innovations/Lowrance Accomplishments: Created and directed the first ever Midwest Kayak Fishing Series, known as the biggest Kayak Series within the Midwest,...

Stand-Up Tactics from FeelFree Pro AJ Morton

Name: AJ MortonAccolades: Feelfree kayaks, YakGear and Accent paddles.Target Species: Northern snakehead, smallmouth and largemouth bassLocation: Lower Potomac River for snakeheads and largemouth. For...