Hey fishing friends! I’m Travis von Neumann and I’m a 24 year old kayak fishing enthusiast residing in North Central Florida. I grew up in Ohio, where my dad introduced me to fishing at a young age. At the time I’m sure he had no idea the impact those fishing trips would have on my life. Things really started to click once we began bass fishing the local river and by the time I was in high school I had my very first kayak.
I attended college at Ohio University and spent the majority of my time with friends in the OU fishing club. Like most college students, my final year of school featured a spring break trip to Florida. Unlike most college students, my spring break was spent kayak fishing the beautiful spring fed rivers of the Panhandle. On this trip I ended up fishing my first River Bassin Tournament Trail event. I was hooked instantly. That experience ignited a rampage of river exploration. Since then I have floated more than 60 rivers in 11 different states and met a ton of great people along the way!
Thanks to my Jackson Kayak, I find it most exciting that my river adventures have really just begun. You pick the river, lets go fishing!