Randy Vining

Home Base: Georgia

Favorite Old Town Kayak and why: If I had to choose just one of my 16 boats, it would have to be the Predator 13.  It is stable enough to stand and cast a fly rod. It tracks great and is fast for a 13’-2" stable boat. It has a lot of features like the rod pod, mounting plates, Element Seat and transducer compatible scuppers that make it the near perfect fishing kayak.

About Me: I'm Randy the “River Pirate” Vining. I've lived in Middle Georgia all my life. As a young boy I followed my Grandfather around Georgia fishing lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks and even the occasional trip to the salt water. You could say I was raised to be a fisherman. My Grandfather always told me God loves fishermen, so I wanted to grow up to be a fisherman. While I will fish for anything, my love is the shoal bass found in the rocky rivers of Middle Georgia. Those rocky rivers are the reason I started fishing from kayaks and canoes. No other type of boat can stand up to the constant beating on these rocks in the rivers I fish. It was not until fishing from kayaks that I realized they can be used in any type of water. If I can walk to the edge of the water, I can fish in it from a kayak. It has become a passion. Give me a fly rod, a kayak or canoe and a river full of shoal bass and nothing else in life matters. Being on the Ocean Kayak Prostaff allows me to travel to the Southeast doing seminars about fishing from kayaks and spreading my passion for the sport and I almost love that as much as fishing. As a member of the Flint River Keepers Organization in Georgia, I am proud to be one of the original members to bring the organization to fruition. Without the protection of our beautiful rivers, where would I fish? I also guide on the rivers of middle Georgia, getting to share the beauty of these rivers and my passion for fly fishing from kayaks with my clients.

Website:  georgiariverpirate.com
Blog:  georgiariverpirate.blogspot.com

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

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