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. The thing Jim is most proud of is guiding thousands of new kayak anglers to their first fish off of a kayak and turning them onto the sport he loves. Taking over 40 adventurous kayak anglers to the next level and getting them on their first Marlin from a kayak, while on trips with him to Mexico, is something he is very proud of also.
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.
Jim can be reach through his web site JimSammons.com