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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.

Poetry in Ocean

It's an early morning just before dawn. The moonlight is shimmering off the dew on my lawn. The morning breeze is gentle and cool. My...

Kayak Review: Wilderness System’s New Thresher

Automakers test their cars at Bonneville Salt Flats, one of the flattest, hottest, driest places on earth. Kayak makers test their kayaks at Diamond...

2014 Gulf Coast Snapper Season Cut To 9 Days

The 2014 Gulf of Mexico red snapper recreational season in federal waters is 9 days, opening at 12:01 a.m., June 1, 2014, and closing...

Kayak Fishing For King Mackerel Off Hatteras Island

Fast action on king mackerel off Hatteras. Jack Daughtry Hatteras Island Kayak Fishing For Smoker Kings The idea has been in my head since I heard about...

6 Easy Steps To Build A DIY Paddle Rack

Mike Zilkowsky sent in this solution to store his out-of-control collection of paddles. Zilkowsky decided to build a DIY rack to hold all the...

Weekend Warrior: Portuguese Catch

  Rui Carvalho with Team Ocean Kayak sent this story from Portugal: In the spring the big croakers enter the Tejo River. The fish weigh up...

Weekend Warrior: Busting Fish, Squealing Fisherman

Ty Southerland and I were in South Padre Island to film the UB Captain kayak fishing tournament and get some 30milesOut episodes on film...

Weekend Warrior: Trophy Bass

As I am wheeling my kayak down to the water the sun is setting and the wind is blowing stiffly out of the southwest....

Shark Hunt! Splashy the Shark Show

With all the hoopla around shark week and suggestions from good friends, I decided on my next target. The next morning, Jay Brooks generously put...

Kayak Fishing For Tarpon In Thunder

  Any time you're talking about battling a fishing that weighs more than the boat you're fishing from, there’s no telling just what might happen....
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