Paddling since ~2001 Jeff Herman was at the forefront of the kayak fishing phenomenon on the Texas Gulf Coast.
From tournaments to safety instruction for new paddlers Jeff or “Birdsnest” (Bird to his close friends!) has done it all from the seat of a kayak. An ACA certified instructor he is also the Kayak Editor for Texas’ oldest fishing publication Gulf Coast Fisherman. He contributes regularly to national publications like Kayak Angler, Kayak Fish and Canoe & Kayak. You can also find Jeff on working on special episodes of The Kayak Fishing Show with his old friend (and Kokatat Teammate) Jim Sammons. Jeff is an ACA certified instructor and has taught paddling skills to kayak fisherman for more than 10 years. He worked with Heliconia press, the US Coast Guard and, the ACA to produce a series of paddle safety videos in 2015 .
A former tournament angler with national team wins on his resume, he still competes in a few CPR events nationally. Most recently he placed 4th with Clint Barghi at the Adventure Fishing World Championship in 2015 and a 7th place finish in 2016.