Kayak Fishing Classes

Kayak Fishing Guiding Services

California Canoe & Kayak offers professional private guiding services tailored to your style, and to fit your personal schedule. Our professional guides are represented from both Hobie and Jackson kayaks.  Team Members We can address specific needs in most cases. 

SALTWATER: 1 Guide – Up to 3 Participants

FRESHWATER: 1 Guide – Up to 4 Participants

Our standard rates for Guided Kayak Fishing Classes and Trips vary based on location, permits, season, species and range, also base on kayak and gear needs. Therefore it is impossible to cover all scenarios and every trip’s cost will differ in some way depending on exactly what your needs are.

Please contact us to arrange your next custom kayak fishing adventure!

We feature Kayaks from Hobie, Jackson and, Wilderness Systems. Fishing rod and tackle are also available. You are always welcome to bring your own boat and gear. All private guided kayak fishing trip prices based on individual needs:

1 Student/Client: $200 – $360
2 Students/Clients: $180 – $299 Per Person
3 Students/Clients $160 – $260 Per Person

To discuss details and make a reservation contact: or call 510 893-7833 ext. 1004

Kayak Fishing Classes

California Canoe & Kayak offers classes specifically targeted for kayaker fishing people using sit on tops. Our classes are taught by highly trained certified ACA instructors.  The tools you will learn in the classes will give you invaluable skills to be both efficient and safe on the water as kayakers.

Surf Zone Class for Kayak Anglers (Half Moon Bay)

If you want to fish on the open ocean with a sit on top fishing kayak, this class is a must! This class will focus on how to read the surf, how to handle breaking waves, and how to launch and land in the surf zone safely. Launching and landing, bracing in breaking waves, and understanding wave dynamics are the fundamental building blocks for sit on top kayak surfing and paddling in the ocean. Our site is ideal, close to Surfers' Beach at Half Moon Bay.

Cost $99.00 does not include a kayak. CCK will provide a helmet and wetsuit if you need one. (Minimum Enrollment: 3; Maximum Enrollment: 10 - with 2 instructors)*

For Sit on Top kayak rental only, call: (510) 893-7833.

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM unless stated otherwise

Location: Miramar Beach, Half Moon Bay

 Hobie First Cast Event (Hell Hole Reservoir)

Hell HoleIntroducing the Hobie Kayak First Cast kayak fishing trip series brought to you by California Canoe & Kayak. First cast, first fish, first kayak - the first fishing experience. CCK and Hobie Cat® Company want to create new fishing moments for anglers of all ages and skill levels in the Hobie® First Cast program.

Hell Hole Reservoir is an excellent lake with the following species. Nice sized rainbows. We will mainly be targeting rainbows during this event.”

Don't have a kayak? No problem! California Canoe & Kayak will provide each participant with a Hobie Mirage® kayak and an experienced kayak fishing guide to get you jumpstarted into kayak fishing. The best part of fishing on a Hobie Mirage? Your hands are free to tend to your line. Hobie's patented MirageDrive® system allows you to pedal your kayak instead of paddling it. If you have ever thought about fishing from a kayak this is a fantastic opportunity to learn the basics from CCK's Pro Staff Kayak Fishing Team.

Cost: $150 (Bait will be provided if used but no tackle or gear)
Additional $30 fee if you need us to provide fishing gear

Class Time Starts: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Event start and ending times will vary depending on fishing times. Guides will contact you within 48 hours. 

Time on the water: Approximately 4--5 hours

Location: Hell Hole House Reservoir (Sierra Mountains) , El Dorado National Forest -Location based on fishing reports.
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Prerequisites: No previous kayaking experience necessary but our L1 Kayak QuickStart class (or equivalent program) is recommended. The minimum age for Hobie First Cast is 14 years; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


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