Kayak Fishing Academy

Join us for Outpost Academy on Kayak Fishing on May 18, 2019 at Guy Harvey Resort St Augustine Beach from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Our panel will include special guest and host of the Kayak Fishing Show, Captain Jim Sammons along with Guy Harvey Resort Guide, Bart Swab and the Jackson Kayak Team. Don’t miss out for a chance to talk with the Pro’s on tips and techniques on how to be a better kayak angler with some of the top pro’s in the industry. Space is limited. Register today!

Register by May 1 to be registered for an Orion Cooler!

  • Check-in: 1:30 to 2:00 PM
  • Class Size: 200 anglers
  • Enrollment: $25 per student (Proceeds to be donated to Matanzas RiverKeepers).
  • Kayak Panel: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Instructor: Jim Sammons, Guy Harvey Resort Guide Bart Swab, Jackson Kayak Team
  • Location: Guy Harvey Resort St Augustine Beach, 860 A1A Beach Boulevard, St Augustine Beach, FL 32080
About the Panel
Jim Sammons – Host of the Kayak Fishing Show

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

Bart Swab – Guy Harvey Resorts Pro Team Member – St Augustine

Bart Swab is a licensed and insured guide with a lifetime of experience fishing the coastal waters of the Sunshine State. A native of West Palm Beach, Fla., Bart grew up fishing the Loxahatchee River for Snook, tarpon and other catch & release fish. After relocating to Northeast Florida in 2001, Bart discovered that kayaks (which have a draft of about three inches) were the best way to quietly approach fish in the shallow waters of the area’s marshes and tidal pools. Bart’s credentials include:

  • Licensed fisherman in the state of Florida
  • Guy Harvey Resorts Pro Team Member
  • National kayak fishing tournament competitor
  • Completed UF’s Florida Master Naturalist Program
  • Volunteered time for Heroes on the Water and several other community organizations.
  • Jackson Kayak Pro Staff Fishing Team
  • NRS Fishing Team
  • YakAttack Regional Team
  • Manley Rods Pro Staff
  • Featured Guide on Bright House Sports Network with Glen Pla
Jackson Kayak Team

Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Currently located in Sparta, Tennessee, near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddle sports products. With the moto “Build it like it’s your own”, all of their products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy.

Jameson Redding – Jackson Kayak Media House

Jameson Redding has been working in the paddle sports industry for over 6 years and has done everything from fishing and running kayak tournaments, to being Brand Manager of Blue Sky Boatworks. Over the past few years he has established himself as a professional videographer creating content for several key brands in the industry and helping to create and direct JK Media House which is responsible for Jackson Kayak’s video content.

Matanzas Riverkeepers

As part of being of the class we ask you to take part in being a responsible angler and support any of the many great organizations that support recreational fishing and conservation for a healthy fishery. Guy Harvey Outpost supports the Matanzas Riverkeepers with proceeds from the class being donated to their cause. Their mission is to protect the health of the Matanzas River and its watershed through advocacy, education, and community engagement. Whether it is advocating for stronger polices to protect our waterways or teaching the next generation of leaders how to be strong stewards of our environment, Matanzas Riverkeeper is committed to ensuring that the Matanzas River remains one of the most pristine waterbodies in Florida.

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Venue

St. Augustine is the oldest continually occupied European-founded city in the United States, established in 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Spain. Our “Old City” is filled with more than four centuries worth of history, plus a thriving arts scene and unique local culture. At our oceanfront resort, guests can surf the waves and soak up the sun while being only minutes away from St. Augustine’s charming historic downtown. Enjoy panoramic ocean views, fresh seafood from Santiago’s Florida Kitchen & Craft Bar restaurant, our large outdoor pool with beach access and great Guy Harvey merchandise sold in our Outfitter Shop. Booking your next kayaking adventure, eco-tour or fishing charter is a sea breeze away with our knowledgeable Adventure Coordinator on site. We look forward to having you and your family at our brand-new resort on St. Augustine Beach!

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