Richie Bekolay

I am a diehard kayak fisherman and outdoorsman living in Navarre, Florida. Originally from southeastern Wisconsin, my fishing roots began very early in life. I spent most of my free time pursuing the popular freshwater species with a true passion for the mighty musky. I currently serve in the Air Force and have expanded my skill set from the sweet water, to the Chesapeake Bay, and now to the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida panhandle. I am an accomplished tournament angler, most notably taking 1st place in the “Slam” division in both the 2013 YakAttack Tournament and the 2012 Tidewater Kayak Anglers Association Kayak Fish For Charity Tournament (3rd largest kayak fishing event in the country) as well as top 10 finishes in 2013 Kayak Bass Fishing Open and the 2012 IFA Kayak Fishing Tour Atlantic Division Angler of the Year race. Along with Johnson Outdoors and Ocean Kayak, I am also a pro staff member with Werner Paddles, Kokatat, All Pro Rods, RAM Mounts, PowerTeam Lures, and a HOOK1 Crew Member. If you're on the waters or at an outdoors event, don't be surprised if you run into me and my "Cheesehead" accent. You can follow my fish tales through my blog; Hook, Line, & Sinker at

My Boats

Predator Series

Prepare yourself for a totally new fishing experience. The Predator will bring you closer to the water and the action with highly customized features that are engineered to meet the needs of avid anglers and weekend warriors, alike. Read More

Tetra Series

The Tetra is unlike any other Ocean Kayak we have introduced to the market. Sleek and sporty, this low profile craft has clean lines and glides through the water with ease. Equipped with the unique Comfort Hybrid seat back the Tetra is ready to ride the minute you hit the water.  Available in the 10’ or 12’ lengths this kayak is perfect for day trips, kayak angling or a casual paddle after work. Read More

Trident Series

Got fish? With the help of our Modular Fishing Pod you soon will. Featured on the Trident 11 and 13 this central command center provides unmatched flexibility for rod mounts along with sports trays for odd-shaped lures, and it even has a built-in ruler to make sure that catch is legal. Read More