River King Fishing

Overlooked species + Overlooked locations = owning the water

Pursuing overlooked species in overlooked locations can mean owning the water, like a king. We promote fishing for a variety of species, including non-game fish like Carp, Bowfin, Gar, Buffalo, and more on both fly and conventional gear. Blog content includes the following and more:

  • Guide features and travel opportunities
  • Family, Nature, & Fishing Art
  • Carp fishing content


Our store contains reasonably-priced fly fishing and conventional gear, tackle and accessories that are ideal for your next adventure. Products are selected and curated based on successful first-hand use pursuing a variety of species in rivers, lakes, creeks, and ponds that make up my Midwest, including the Ozarks.

PATRICK RITTER, Founder & Blogger

Raised at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, the outdoors, especially fishing has always been a passion.  Working in financial services by day, Patrick has helped many individuals retire to pursue their passions. Launching RKF was a way to get a slice of of that now vs. waiting to retire. RKF provides plenty of opportunity to get out of a suit and into the mud by the river, farm pond, or creek.  Most importantly, Patrick is married with two boys who frequently join in the fun.


This e-book helps you catch more fish without the distractions.  This is done using a minimalist approach on light tackle targeting proven river structures from the shoreline.  When you open your mind to the variety of fish and the often overlooked beauty of your local rivers, you may be pleasantly surprised how much fun you and your family will have.

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