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On The Kayak Fishing Show

Written by  Riverpirate
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As some of you know, I spent this week on the Georgia Coast fishing with the crew from The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons. Before I get started on the report of the trip, I need to thank, no we all need to thank Tony for setting all this up. He did all the leg work to get these guys to our coast and get the facilities on board to make this happen. I happened to be lucky enough to have all his hard work passed off to me to do the fun part. Thanks Tony!!!

I also need to say that I have a whole new respect for these people who produce fishing shows. We had a lot of fun but it was also a lot of work. We fished from daylight till dark most days. We fought wind all week as well as a very slow bite. These guys really worked hard to make this a success to show off our beautiful coast in what were real tough fishing conditions. I believe when the show airs next January, you all will be proud of what Tony and this group have done to show the world our Georgia coast.


I have lots of pictures of the facilities we stayed at and the people involved but no pictures of the fish. With the camera right there, on every catch filming the hook-up, the catch, and the release there was just no time for me to take pictures of the fish. I sure Will, the videographer will send me some pictures and when he does I will post them.

We started last Thursday in Darien where we met Andy Hill, the Owner of Islands of Georgia, where we were ferried out to Eagle Island on his pontoon boat. We used this boat for the first three days to haul us all around the Darien and Sapelo Island area.

 

 The Lodge on Eagle Island
The Lodge on Eagle Island

The crew (left to right) Ken Whiteing: Producer, Will Richardson: videographer, Andy Hill: Owner of Islands of Georgia, Jim Sammons: the star of the show, and of course I am behind the camera. Also not pictured is Michael Gowan: One of the Owners of Islands of Georgia and Southeastern Adventures Outfitters of St. Simmons Island and Michael also served as our guide for the area.

 

The Crew
The Crew


With the wind blowing and never having fished this area before, locating fish was tough. We did find a few up in the flooded grass behind Sapelo. If you have never stalked reds in the grass you should try it. It was a blast.

Fishing the grass
Fishing the grass


 Michael brings in the yaks on the pontoon
Michael brings in the yaks on the pontoon


 Time for an outdoor shower
Time for an outdoor shower

 

 The Capt. Gabby arrives to take us south on the Fourth day
The Capt. Gabby arrives to take us south on the Fourth day


My bunk on the Capt. Gabby, there are three rooms with two bunks each. I had my own because I snore and Jim had his own because he is the star.

 

Riverpirate_bunk
My Bunk


The Galley on the Capt. Gabby, many a beer was drank here and lots of stories told!

 

The Galley
The Galley

The Captain of the Gabby, Patrick and first mate Chuck.

 

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The Capt


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The Capt. Gabby in Village Creek


I am sorry there are no fish pictures...........you'll just have to watch the show in January! I am tired and worn out but I must tell you I would do it again next week.....after some rest. If any of you want to get a group together and go, Andy has told me we can have the pontoon to haul our yaks and of course you should not miss a trip on the Gabby.

I cannot say enough about the fabulous facilities on the island and the Capt. Gabby and also the crew I was with for the week. It is as if I had known Jim, Will and Ken all my life. Of course our passion for this sport made us all brothers. Now for a two day sleep!

As some of you know, I spent this week on the Georgia Coast fishing with the crew from The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons. Before I get started on the report of the trip, I need to thank, no we all need to thank Tony for setting all this up. He did all the leg work to get these guys to our coast and get the facilities on board to make this happen. I happened to be lucky enough to have all his hard work passed off to me to do the fun part. Thanks Tony!!!

 

I also need to say that I have a whole new respect for these people who produce fishing shows. We had a lot of fun but it was also a lot of work. We fished from daylight till dark most days. We fought wind all week as well as a very slow bite. These guys really worked hard to make this a success to show off our beautiful coast in what were real tough fishing conditions. I believe when the show airs next January, you all will be proud of what Tony and this group have done to show the world our Georgia coast.

 

I have lots of pictures of the facilities we stayed at and the people involved but no pictures of the fish. With the camera right there, on every catch filming the hook-up, the catch, and the release there was just no time for me to take pictures of the fish. I sure Will, the videographer will send me some pictures and when he does I will post them.

 

We started last Thursday in Darien where we met Andy Hill, the Owner of Islands of Georgia, where we were ferried out to Eagle Island on his pontoon boat. We used this boat for the first three days to haul us all around the Darien and Sapelo Island area.

 

The Lodge on Eagle Island:

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The crew (left to right) Ken Whiteing: Producer, Will Richardson: videographer, Andy Hill: Owner of Islands of Georgia, Jim Sammons: the star of the show, and of course I am behind the camera. Also not pictured is Michael Gowan: One of the Owners of Islands of Georgia and Southeastern Adventures Outfitters of St. Simmons Island and Michael also served as our guide for the area.

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With the wind blowing and never having fished this area before, locating fish was tough. We did find a few up in the flooded grass behind Sapelo. If you have never stalked reds in the grass you should try it. It was a blast.

 

Fishing the grass:

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Michael brings in the yaks on the pontoon after a day of fishing:

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Time for an outdoor shower:

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The Capt. Gabby arrives to take us south on the Fourth day:

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My bunk on the Capt. Gabby, there are three rooms with two bunks each. I had my own because I snore and Jim had his own because he is the star.

Image

 

The Galley on the Capt. Gabby, many a beer was drank here and lots of stories told!

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The Captain of the Gabby, Patrick and first mate Chuck.

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The Capt. Gabby in Village Creek:

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The yaks on the roof of the Capt. Gabby, also a great place to share a story and a beer:

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I am sorry there are no fish pictures...........you'll just have to watch the show in January! I am tired and worn out but I must tell you I would do it again next week.....after some rest. If any of you want to get a group together and go, Andy has told me we can have the pontoon to haul our yaks and of course you should not miss a trip on the Gabby.

 

I cannot say enough about the fabulous facilities on the island and the Capt. Gabby and also the crew I was with for the week. It is as if I had known Jim, Will and Ken all my life. Of course our passion for this sport made us all brothers. Now for a two day sleep!
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