A San Diego California native and certified fish and game and IGFA
licensed guide, Jim is recognized worldwide as a pioneer in the sport of
kayak fishing. Involved in the sport of kayak fishing for over twenty
years he owns and runs
La Jolla Kayak Fishing Adventures
East Cape Kayak Fishing
guide services and has work closely with kayak
manufacturers on the development of new kayak designs and with various
fishing tackle and kayak accessory companies on their growing kayak
fishing line of products.
Jim's list of accomplishments from his kayak are many and include
landing the first and still only Marlin from a kayak in California,
numerous kayak fishing records, and a kayak caught species list of over
one hundred and twenty. Jim is most proud of guiding thousands of new
kayak anglers to their first fish off of a kayak, and turning them onto
the sport he loves. He has also taken over 40 adventurous kayak anglers
to the next level by getting them on their first Marlin from a kayak,
while on trips Jim guided in Mexico.
With his trademark hat and his numerous special appearances on a variety
national fishing shows, Jim has become one of the most recognizable
kayak anglers in North America. But it's his infectious enthusiasm for
the sport, his lively personality and his passion for sharing the sport
with others which has made him and an ideal host of
The Kayak Fishing Show
with Jim Sammons, which airs on The World Fishing Network.
In 2013 Jim began working with premier fishing kayak manufacturer
as a sponsor of his show as well as on kayak design.
Working with designer Tony Lee and the rest of the Jackson team Jim has
brought his years of kayak fishing experience around the world to help
make what he feels will be the ultimate "Paddlers" fishing kayak. In
late 2014 Jackson Kayaks will Release The Kraken, a Jim Sammons
Use the links on this site to follow Jim's kayak fishing exploits around