Kayak Fishing RAW's feature guest is Ric Burnley. Growing up in Virginia Beach, Ric spent his formative years sunburnt, windblown and waist deep in the brine. From poking around the marsh in his skiff to charging the Gulf Stream in million-dollar mega yachts, Burnley has fished for darn near everything that swims the salt and shared his experiences with readers of Salt Water Sportsman, Sport Fishing, In the Bite, Outdoor Life and other outdoor publications. Ten years ago, he discovered kayak fishing. Since then, he’s paddled after the biggest fish in the wildest destinations and told the tales in his book The Complete Kayak Angler and hundreds of kayak fishing articles, stories and videos as editor of Kayak Angler magazine. When he’s not writing, shooting and editing, he can still be found sunburnt, windblown and up to his waist in the brine.
Kayak Fishing RAW's second guest is Oklahoma native Ryan Jones. Jones placed second in the very first Sailfish Smack Down in 2014. He will give insite on the tournament from an out of state angler perspective. He now lives in South Florida and works for one of EKFT's main sponsors Nautical Ventures.