Ruthless Outdoor Adventures is dedicated to providing quality outdoor trips and education. We are dedicated to safety and are fully trained, licensed and insured. We have over 25 years of hunting and fishing experience and pride ourselved by being one of the original kayak fishing guide services in Virginia. We specalize in Kayak Fishing, Flyfishing, Waterfowl, and Upland Bird hunting. We are part of a network of guides and outfitters in North Carolina and Virginia.
About Cory "Ruthless" Routh
Cory is among the most influential kayak anglers on the east coast. He has over 15 years of kayak fishing experience, and has led the charge for kayak anglers in Virginia. He is the founder of the Tidewater Kayak Anglers Association, the Mid-Atlantics biggest kayak fishing club and online community. Cory also started their successful annual charity tournament which in 2009 had a record setting 215 anglers participate. In 2008 he published the book “Kayak Fishing- The Complete Guide” which has been touted as the bible of kayak fishing. His book contains lots of great info and some excellent photography, most which was taken by him. It sold out in less than two years and is available in a revised edition. Ruthless is very respected by industry and has worked with a few companies that cater to Kayak anglers. When not on the water he can often be found at Wild River Outfitters where he works in the their growing Kayak and Fly Fishing dept.
Nationally known as Ruthless, Cory is probably one of the most traveled kayak anglers. He has fished waters from New York City to Texas and all in between. His most exciting kayak fishing adventure was along the North Shore of Oahu. Ruthless is not just a kayak fishing guide, he is also an experienced outdoorsman who also enjoys flyfishing, big game, waterfowl and upland bird hunts.
Cory has a BS in Marine Biology from East Carolina University, and has worked for several environmental agencies. His resume includes time with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries, Marine Resources Commission, and most recently the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. With VADEQ, Cory is the manager for the Tidewater Regional Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Assessment water quality monitoring programs.
About Kelly Routh
Kelly is an avid kayak angler and a member of the Hobie Fishing Team and Werner Paddles Fishing Pro Staff. Kelly is an ACA Open water certified instructor and the Warranties manager at Wild River Outfitters. Kelly is also a successful tournament angler and won the Largest Fish female Division in the 2014 TKAA Kayak Fish for Charity Tournament.