Matthew Vann is a Florida Native, husband, & father of 5 sons. He grew up fishing with his Dad for bass, bluegill, & catfish in North West Florida on the Escambia River. As a young boy, he learned to fly fish on the creeks & rivers of Western North Carolina. Matthew shares the joy of fishing he experienced during his childhood by passing on this family tradition to his sons. Matthew loves chasing the many saltwater species from the skinniest waters inshore to the deep blue waters offshore. “Whether it’s sight casting to cruising redfish in gin clear water or trolling for huge pelagic offshore, fishing in my kayak is where I’m happiest.”
As owner of Sails and Tails Kayak Charters he spends most days helping others catch the fish of their dreams along the Gulf coast of Florida.
Matthew has fished kayak tournaments from South Carolina to Louisiana targeting bass, redfish, speckled trout, flounder & multiple offshore species. The 2016 Hobie Top Gun recently won the IFA Kayak Championship in Panama City, Florida.