Month: January 2013

Heading to Africa

At this time next week I will have finished about 24 hours of travel and will be with my good friend and fishing buddy Jeff Herman. We will be at our most remote location yet, Uganda in Africa. We will be hitting some rivers as well as Lake Victoria chasing, a new species for both of us, Nile Perch.
Here is a photo of a Nile Perch caught at one of the locations we will be visiting, just last week.

I hope we can get one this big

I hope we can get one this big

Don’t forget you can follow us on all of our adventures in real time with our on the spot updates on Twitter @KayakFishingTV and our Facebook page.
Delorme has set us up with a Delorme GPS and InReach 2 way communicator so you can not only follow our travels but also know exactly when we are getting on the fish.

This is a remote trip, thankfully we are all set to keep our cameras and other electronics powered up with gear from Goal Zero. It is nice to know all we need is a sunny day to keep our equipment running.

Our host Jamie Simpson is a Pro Staff level whitewater paddler, one of the few people that has chased Nile Perch from a kayak, and best of all, he is heck of a good guy! He has a great outfit called Kayak the Nile check them out on the web at Kayak the

This is going to be a great adventure and I can’t wait to share it with you all.

This week we are kayak fishing in New Zealand

This week on Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge; Jim Sammons visits New Zealand chasing big KingFish and gets the scare of a lifetime as a shark rips a 40lb kingfish from his hand.
Watch the action every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. EST on NBC Sports!
Set your DVR’s and please share with your friends.

New Season of Seaguars Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge begins January 9th on NBC sports

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For Immediate Release

Season 2 of Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge Begins airing January 9th

Following a highly successful first season, season 2 of Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge kick starts January ninth on NBC Sports, as world-renowned big game kayak anger Jim Sammons hooks up with Ken Whiting and Jeff Goudreau on Wollaston Lake – one of the best trophy pike fisheries in the world.

“NBC Sports Network is excited to be able to offer our viewers a second season of Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge. The series presents this increasingly popular way to enjoy the sport of fishing in a unique and exciting way and it’s a great fit in our line-up of high quality outdoor programs.” Says Jeff Macaluso, Senior Director of New Media Programming at NBC Sports.

Big Pike

Based  out of the Minor Bay Lodge in Northern Saskatchewan, Jim and company experience some of the most incredible fishing action ever, catching hundreds of trophy pike in a single day.  “I’ve heard people say that freshwater fishing isn’t nearly as exciting as saltwater fishing. I’ll bet those people have never fished for monster pike up North.”  exclaims Jim Sammons, host of Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge.

Watch the action every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. EST on NBC Sports!

Here is a sneak peek of the kind of action you will see on Seaguars Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge

About Seaguar: The inventor and world leader in fluorocarbon fishing line, has expanded its product offerings with the launch of Kanzen™ – an amazingly strong, smooth-casting premium braid line, and Senshi™ – a premium, clear monofilament line that provides the ideal balance of strength and sensitivity.

About Ocean Kayak: Since 1971 Ocean Kayak has been pioneering and revolutionizing sit-on-top kayak designs.  Ocean Kayak offers a variety of sit-on-top models including the popular Trident series.  For more information about Ocean Kayak visit us at or

About Jim Sammons: A San Diego California native and certified fish and game licensed guide, Jim is recognized worldwide as a pioneer of modern day kayak fishing and an expert big game kayak fisherman. With his trademark fedora and his role as the host of the Kayak Fishing Show on WFN, Jim has become the most recognizable kayak angler 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 the most popular kayak angler in the world.

About The Heliconia Press: Since World Champion kayaker Ken Whiting founded the company in 1998, The Heliconia Press has been a leader in outdoors media production.  For more information about Heliconia’s various TV and WebTV series, visit