kayak fishing videos

Kayak Fishing show visits San Diego

The kayak fishing in San Diego this year has been nothing short of incredible with catches never seen before. I personally have caught my first ever local Yellowfin tuna and my first ever Bluefin tuna from my kayak.

My first ever locally caught Yellowfin Tuna from a kayak

My first ever locally caught Yellowfin Tuna from a kayak

My first ever Bluefin Tuna

My first ever Bluefin Tuna

We here in San Diego have had a long history in modern kayak fishing and as a community a long history of giving back to other kayak anglers in need.

With the incredible fishing we are having and a great benefit tournament going on I thought it would be the perfect time to bring the cameras to my home town and shoot a show.

The tournament this year is called the JAL memorial tournament and it is to be a day of remembrance, honoring a young man who’s life was full of his family and friend’s love and that love will live on forever.
All proceeds will be given to continue the James Lebowitz Computer Science Scholarship. You can read the story behind the tournament here.

Tournaments in La Jolla have always had a way of bringing out the best in our community as well as the best out of our fishery. This years tournament was no different, with some spectacular catches being made, including a tournament winning fifty eight pound White Seabass. I did not personally fish the tournament choosing instead to drive my boat with the camera on board, shooting video, still shots and delivering a few cold beverages courtesy of Ballast Point. We got lucky and were in the right spot to get shots of most of the biggest fish caught that day, so this should make for a great show.
Here are a few shots from that day.








The fishing was followed by a huge BBQ and the handing out of the prizes. Over five thousand dollars was raised for the JAL scholarship fund and a great day was had by all.

After the tournament we spent the next five days shooting in La Jolla for another episode. I will have write up about that soon.

How to Fillet a Halibut

Last year we headed to a remote Alaskan location with Howard McKim and Brian Oakland of Ketchican Kayak Company. We spent six days camping on a small island, which meant if we wanted to eat well we had to cook our catch. In this episode of Kayak Fishing Tales I catch and then show you how to fillet a nice eating size Halibut.

For being in the wilderness we ate very well on this trip.

Join me on Cedros Island in Baja this fall

If you are looking for a great fall adventure kayak fishing trip, you should join me on Cedros Island in Baja October 1-5.

We handle all the details from driving from San Diego to Ensenada to flying from Ensenada to Cedros Island. You can read all about our last trip to Cedros island on my previous blog about the trip. Cedros Trip Blog

If you want a shot a great yellowtail fishing and the best calico bass fishing you can find you need to join us on this trip.

Visit my site for more information about the trip.

If you would like more information or would like to sign up please give me a call. (619) 461-7172

Calico Bass at Cedros Island



Back from the East Coast

We had a great trip with some amazing anglers over in Chesapeake Bay and New Jersey. I was about to write up a trip report when I saw that a couple of the guys on the trip, Kayak Kevin Whitley and Rob Choi had already written their own reports on the Chesapeake segment. So I figure best to just show you what they had to say.

A Motley Crew

Kevins Report

I finally convinced Jim Sammons and Will Richardson producer of the kayak fishing show to come back to the bay and fish for the big reds and film with us. We filmed with them 4 years ago with the Game On movie and couldn’t catch the target. This time if we couldn’t find the reds, we had backup targets.

When we started to talk about dates, i wanted them here a few weeks ago when the reds are predictably in the shallows. This time of year, they can be inside, or out in the deeper water. Those outside areas are out of our paddling range. The date was set for this week, so they could kill two birds with one stone. Jim and Will scheduled a few days with us and then drive up and spend a few days in New Jersey chasing striper.

See the rest of Kevins Report Here.

Robs Report

On the hunt

I knew about the scheduled visit months in advance but only managed to get out for one of the three days that Jim Sammons was in Virginia. In fact, it was the last day and Kevin had been trying to get Jim on big red drum for some time. 
When I walked into the lodge, bags upon bags of gear, rods and reels, and big video cameras were all over the dining room table and spreading out across the floor.  The familiar face of The Kayak Fishing Show along with the producer/videographer and the narrating voice, Will Richardson, and the full Kayak Kevin crew (Kevin, Lee, Damien & Shante) were getting ready to hit the water.  It was an honor to be invited to fish with a legend among legends of this sport.

See the rest of Robs Report here

Thanks guys for helping to make this a great shoot of our show I hope we get to fish together again soon. I will follow up with a report from the New Jersey segement of or shoot later.