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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.

Lure Tweaks for Winter Bites

For pro anglers, fishing lures are not a mass-produced commodity, but rather a personalized extension of their expertise. While a fancy new fishing lure...

Pro Tips for Oregon Sturgeon

The winter kayak fishery in the Pacific Northwest usually switches from salmon, bass, walleye, rockfish and dungeness crab from summer into winter steelhead and...

Which Kayak Fishing Destination Will You Choose?

In the 2015 Winter Issue of Kayak Angler, we took you to some of the hottest kayak fishing destinations with the pros who live...

Heavy Rods for Big Fish

Big fish lurk below the water. And kayak anglers can’t resist the challenge of beating a sea beast from a little boat. With a...

Boat Review: Pescador Pro 120

Perception's line of kayaks have been putting new anglers on the water for years. Their new Pescador Pro 120 kayak costs less than $900...

Boat Review: Viking 440 Fishing Kayak

We are already a big fan of Viking kayak's performance hull and feature-full design. The Viking 440 gives us another reason to cheer. New...

Hobie’s New/Redesigned Inflatables and New Rodholder

Always innovating and setting the standard, Hobie has updated their line of inflatable kayaks and introduced a new boat, the Hobie ills inflatable kayak....

Boat Review: Pau Hana Ricochet SUP

I was walking through the 2015 Outdoor Retailer Summer Marketplace tradeshow when I heard a terrible crash coming from the Pau Hana booth. I...

Boat Review: Aquaglide Blackfoot Inflatable Angler SUP and Kayak

Aquaglide has been making inflatable attractions for years; now they've taken their technology to inflatable SUPs and kayaks. Thier Blackfoot line is intelligently designed...

Fishing Kayak Review: NuCanoe Pursuit

One of the most hotly anticipated kayaks of 2015, NuCanoe's Pursuit adds an open water boat to the company's line of utilitarian kayaks. The...