January 13 - 15, 2023 NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC

Capt Ben Ricks

Presented by Carolina Waters

Capt Ben Ricks

Presented by Carolina Waters

Biography

Captain Ben Ricks is a licensed and insured captain. He has been an avid fisherman since he was “knee high to a grasshopper.” Ben got his start in freshwater lakes and rivers in North Carolina and Alabama. When his first job landed him near Mobile, AL, Ben switched over to saltwater fishing and the rest was history.

Ben has been back in North Carolina for 10 years and has fished coastal NC extensively since then. Ben is also a certified fisheries biologist and accomplished tournament angler. His fishing team (In-laws Fishing) consists of his brother-in-law and fellow guide Captain Daniel Griffee. Ben is also on the board of Directors for the Neuse River Fishers of Men Inshore Trail and the Neuse River Summer Slam Fishing Tournament. Ben has dedicated a large portion of his life both in his free time and professional career to “learn to think like a fish” and it shows.