NEW Reality Series: That’s Knot Right with Chad Hoover

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Chad Hoover—host of Knot Right Kayak Fishing on NBC Sports and Kayak Bassin’ on The World Fishing Network—is one of the most passionate and talented hunters and anglers that you’ll ever meet, and one of the funniest and most entertaining personalities in the outdoor industry. But it’s a fact that Chad Hoover sees the world from a different perspective than most, which has earned him the nickname ‘Knot Right’. Based out of his HOOK1 fishing store in Nashville, TN, That’s Knot Right is a reality show that follows the funny-man on his hunting, fishing, and day-to-day adventures in the southeast.

Season 1 of That’s Knot Right has 6 episodes. New episodes will be released on CarbonTV every Tuesday morning, starting Tuesday, November 18th.

Watch the trailer and the pilot episode here:

Jackson Kayak to Release The Kraken

Release The Kraken

Release The Kraken

I have been waiting such a long time to get the word out and some details on my new Signature boat with Jackson Kayak. Below is the first teaser about the Kraken which will be on display at Outdoor Retailer in a couple weeks. I will be writing a few blogs about the features of The Kraken and the process we went through while designing it.
It was such a pleasure working with Tony Lee and the rest of the Jackson design team as well as the Jackson Kayak pro staff to come up with what I feel will be an AWESOME big water fishing kayak.

With so many big boats on the market now the Kraken is going to put the kayak back in kayak fishing.

Jackson Kayak Debuts Jim Sammons Signature Ultimate Offshore Fishing Kayak

How is this for a bad ass logo.

How is this for a bad ass logo.

Sparta, TN – Jackson Kayak has teamed with one of the most recognizable kayak anglers in North America to develop “the ultimate paddlers kayak” for offshore and big lake kayak anglers.

Pioneering kayak fisherman Jim Sammons, the gregarious host of two popular syndicated kayak fishing TV shows paired with Jackson Kayak design team leader Tony Lee to develop the all-new Kraken.

Sammons, who has been using and endorsing Jackson Kayak boats for the past 18 months, said the Kraken is his signature dream boat; a sit-on-top designed for performance and outfitted with all the accessories he needs to carry him and his gear for miles an miles of fishing enjoyment.

“Our core mandate was to build a great paddling boat for fishing, instead of a fishing boat we can paddle,” said Jackson Kayak design team lead Tony Lee. “The end result reflects all our design experiences pulled together into one very awesome paddling kayak.”

At 15’3” the Kraken is designed for speed, comfort, and perfect trim to handle surf, swells, rough currents and beach landings with equal aplomb on the way out in search of fish, as well as on the home laden with the catch. “Tony did an awesome job coming up with the perfect balance of speed and stablitly,” Sammons said.

Love this logo placement

Love this logo placement

Unique to the marketplace, the Kraken handles live bait challenges with ease thanks to an innovative, drill-free solution combining a bait tank pump scupper with an included customizable JKrate. Sammons also think kayak anglers will enjoy the Kraken’s seven separate areas of gear tracking for rigging flexibility.

Named for the legendary many-tentacled Norse sea creature that fishermen often took the risk of trying to fish above since the catch was so plentiful in its clutches, the Kraken aims to be the go-to vessel of choice to help kayak angling enthusiasts land trophy catches. Key features of this monstrously equipped ready-to-fish kayak include the following:

A new and improved Elite seat with fore/aft adjustable trim to compensate for large load swings;

All new, more comfortable foot pegs;

New hinged center hatch for easier hull storage access

4 behind-the-seat rod holders: 2 RAM Rocket Launchers, 2 Flush Mount;

Neoprene sealed dual-level front hatch;

Bait tank pump scupper

Transducer scupper for fish finders.

Rotomolded of linear plastic, the Kraken weighs 75 pounds and has a capacity of a whopping 550 pounds. MSRP is $1799; $1999 with rudder.

The Kraken will debut to sporting goods buyers at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City Aug. 4 – 9. In addition, four new sportsman specific boats will also be unveiled at the trade show including the debut of Jackson Kayak’s first waterfowl specific kayak fishing/hunting boat in conjunction with premier camouflage maker, Realtree, as well as updates to three, more traditional, boat designs for anglers who love to ply rivers and small lakes.

Cool New promo video for The Kayak Fishing Show

This is the new ad running on WFN promoting season five of Jackson Kayaks Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons.
I have the pleasure of fishing with some of the greatest guys around while shooting this show. Lines like my friend Sean White has at the end of the ad always has us laughing!!!!

The Show starts airing this Sunday April 6th, I hope you enjoy it.

New Episodes of The Kayak Fishing Show coming soon!!!

Great new seasons for The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons on WFN and The Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge on NBC sports will begin airing very soon.
Our first episode of Jackson Kayaks Kayak Fishing show begins airing on WFN on Sunday April 6th at 6:00am EST with four more airings during that week.
Seaguar presents The Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge begins airing on NBCsports on Wednesday April 9th at 12:30pm EST.
Thanks to all of our great sponsors for helping to make this happen.

The Kayak Fishing show on WFN

The Kayak Fishing show on WFN

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Our complete airing schedule for the season

Our complete airing schedule for the season

KFS WFN Airing Schedule 2014

If you want to stay up to date on all we are up to, visit us on The Kayak Fishing Show Facebook Page.

Visit The Kayak Fishing show website for a sneak peak at our new show intro.

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

Guess and win some cool prizes from the Sponsors of the Kayak Fishing Show

When will we hit Ten Million Views???
Guess and Win!!!!

Thanks to all our awesome fans we recently passed Nine million views on our YouTube channel,
Kayak Fishing Tales, like it was standing still. After just over a week from that mark we already have another 120 thousand views of our videos.
So any guesses when we will hit Ten Million views?
I have put together a prize package for the person that guesses the day we hit this milestone.
How about some swag from our great sponsors, a 50% off pro deal on some Maui Jim Sunglasses, a Copy of Game On 4, Exofficio gear, Seaguar Fluorocarbon Line, Mustad Hooks, Sebile Lures Scotty Paddle Sports and some other cool stuff.
All you have to do is fill out the contact form on my web site and give me your guess.
Only one Guess per person, in the event of a tie the first entry will be the winner.
Please fill out the contact form completely and put your guess in the comments section.
Entry deadline is January 10th.