Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Whitley’

Tyler Rich

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In correspondence with veteran angler and author, Cory Routh, the name Tyler Rich came up as one belonging to a truly inspirational and talented angler. Though a young man of college age, Tyler has already amassed more volunteer hours than anglers twice his senior. Widely known for his passion and ability to inspire and teach [...]



A Celebration of Giving

This issue of The Milkcrate is one the celebrates the giving nature of the holiday season. In these pages, we gather conversations with three individuals known for the selfless and passionate ways in which they enrich the sport’s culture and knowledge base. Be it through the building of popular online communities, the time-intensive processes of [...]



Dee Kaminski

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Recently crowned by her peers as Guide of the Year, Dee Kaminski is the woman behind Florida’s Reel Kayak Fishing Charters.  A life-long angler, Dee is widely regarded as one of the sport’s more dedicated ambassadors, and is well known for her dedication and drive.  With a thoughtful mind aimed at preserving the ecologically-based aspects [...]



Jim Sammons

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Arguably the man most synonymous with the sport of kayak angling, California based Jim Sammons is a guide, television host, and filmmaker known for his globe-spanning adventures in search of the perfect catch. Possessing an innate, almost magnetic attraction to the ancestral sea, Jim has long been drawn to the notions of human powered angling. [...]



Juan Veruete

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Juan Veruete is an American Canoe Association Certified Kayak Instructor and a licensed kayak angling guide in Pennsylvania. As the proprietor of Kayak Fish PA, LLC, Juan conducts excursions and classes targeting river-dwelling smallmouth bass. An angler since the age of six, Juan has parlayed his four decades of experience into a mission to educate [...]



Rob Choi

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  For a proper introduction, we turned to Rob’s friend and angling peer, Mr. Chuck Wrenn: “Dedicated, focused, determined, motivated…these are just a few of the superlatives that come to mind when someone mentions the words ‘kayak fishing’ in the same sentence with the name Rob Choi, aka ‘Angling Addict.’  Rob is someone I consider [...]



Chuck Wrenn

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Chuck Wrenn is a champion angler and frequent volunteer for both the Central VA and Tidewater Chapters of Heroes On the Water. A man truly passionate about the organization, Chuck has been known to use personal vacation days as a means with which to attend the HOW events. A veteran of Desert Storm/Desert Shield, Chuck [...]



Tom VanderHeiden

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Hailing from Virginia Beach, Tom VanderHeiden is the Coordinator for the Tidewater Chapter of Heroes On the Water. Known for his approachability, friendliness, and story telling abilities, Tom is an angler with an a true affinity for the sport’s practitioners. In his own words, “I’m not a guy that is concerned with collecting fish citations [...]



Mark Wheeler

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As the host of Kayak Fishing Radio’s Mid-Atlantic program, Mark Wheeler broadcasts a wide range of offerings, ranging from tips, reports, and stories.  Expertly managing to cover a vast geographic area, Mark brings to the show a wealth of personal, on-water experience.  Mark is a pro staff member with YakAngler.com, Jackson kayak, Columbia Sportswear, and Okuma Fishing. [...]



Stephen Laurie

Stephen Laurie is a Calgary, Alberta-based angler and member of the Jackson Kayak Fishing Team.  Through his roles as guide, instructor, and writer, Stephen shares his tremendous passion for the sport and the importance of sustainable fishing.  When not educating and recruiting new kayak anglers, Stephen can be found exploring the many lakes and rivers [...]



Darren Powell

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Darren Powell is a life-long angler hailing from the state of Virginia.  Known for his positivity and altruistic contributions to the sport and its practitioners, Darren is an active and well-respected member of the Williamsburg Kayak Fishing Association.  A self-proclaimed kayak fishing addict, Darren can often be found on the salty waters and rivers around [...]



Justin Mayer

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Quite possibly the most stoked and passionate man to ever practice the sport, Justin Mayer is a Virginia-based angler and blogger known for his positivity, drive, and eloquence with the written word. Truly a personification of the lifestyle, Justin has slept in bait shop parking lots and sandwiched workdays with dawn and dusk patrols. Our [...]



Joseph Higgins

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A modern master of the art of gyotaku, Joseph Higgins is the owner and artist behind the popular design house, Fished Impressions.  With fish, ink, and paper, Joseph has created stunning works of art, ranging from full sized framed pieces to portable images such as those found on his sticker and clothing lines.  An angler [...]



Ty Southerland

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Ty Southerland is best known in kayak angling circles as the host of the wildly popular online series “30 Miles Out.”  To the rest of the world, he’s known as Ty of Ty and the Semiautomatics, a nationally touring and recording band that has played with some of music’s biggest stars.  An angler passionate about [...]



Ric Burnley

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Ric Burnley is a teacher, writer, reporter, angler, and the man behind the definitive guide to the sport, The Complete Kayak Fisherman.  Currently based in Virginia Beach, Ric is the editor of www.fishcrazy.info, a gathering place for reports and instruction related to fishing the Atlantic coast.  A lifelong pursuer of fish, he has combined his [...]



Brian Steves

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Brian Steves is an Oregon-based angler with a penchant for the smaller things, be it kayaks or fish.  A most-welcoming individual, Brian has sparked the kayak angling stoke in many an inquisitive visitor to paddling events and online forums.  Though an ecologist by trade, Brian is responsible for much of the look and feel of the [...]