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 guide service
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, and The
Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge, which airs on NBC sports. Use the links on this site to follow Jim's kayak fishing exploits
around the world.