Kayak Fishing Team
CCK Fishing Team
California Canoe & Kayak is your premier kayak fishing retailer in Northern California. We have Hobie, Jackson, Wilderness Systems & FeelFree fishing kayaks available to demo and buy. We are represented on the water by a really professional team of kayak anglers who love nothing more than to share their passion with our customers.
See what the team are up to and to ‘Ask a Pro’ check out our Fishing Team Facebook page
Stand by for details of our Guided Fishing Program…
James Pratt - Team Manager
James is a hardcore kayak angler who has been fishing for as long as he can remember. He got into kayak fishing in 2012 and quickly became addicted to the sport joining the CCK Fishing Team in early 2014. He spends a lot of time fishing local lakes, but loves getting over to the coast, and out on the salt more than anything. Besides kayak angling you can often find him diving off his kayak somewhere along the coast spear fishing or getting some tasty abalone. James says, “Let’s go fishing!”
John grew-up fishing the waters around San Francisco Bay and has been kayak fishing both freshwater and saltwater across Northern California since 2005. He is a member of the Hobie and CCK fishing teams, and a member of NorCal Kayak Anglers. His favorite fishing pursuits are king salmon, California halibut and white sea bass in the Pacific Ocean, and trout and bass in the foothill and mountain lakes of the Sierra Nevada and Inner Coast Range. Professionally, John is a research wildlife scientist with the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station in Davis, CA, where he studies the relationships of raptors/birds of prey to wildfire and forest management in the Sierra Nevada. John has over 30 years of teaching and training experience in a variety of arenas and enjoys getting folks on the water in kayaks and sharing fishing information and experiences.
AKA – Str8FiSHiN to the team.
Jason started fishing as a teenager and primarily fished from the banks of lakes, reservoirs, and the CA Delta. In 2012, he got into kayak fishing and fell in love with ocean fishing. Most of his kayak fishing experience comes from spending a lot of time on the water and learning from some the best. In addition to chasing big fish, he enjoys clamming, crabbing, and hunting using his Hobie kayak.
Jim Meier has been in small watercraft since a young child in the hills of Missouri. Having moved to California in 2000 he quickly transitioned from his trusty canoe to a kayak and found it n even better fit as a platform for chasing fish. Moving to the sit-on-top kayaks in 2005 he upped the ante and began fishing California coastal waters as well as the rivers and lakes. These days Jim can be found on the water within 5 hours of Sacramento most weekends and frequently in the evenings as well. Favorite species to chase include: wet fish, slimy fish, tasty fish and the occasional tree fish. As an ambassador of kayak fishing Jim has lost count of the men and women whose lives he has changed by sharing his love and freedom he experiences of being on the water in a small craft chasing fish and soaking in the peace around us.
As a native of Sacramento, Will has been trout and bass bank fishing since he was a teenager. Stepping up his kayak angling this year and participating in his first kayak tournaments, he was able to qualify for the kayak bass fishing finals in Paris, Tennessee. RipnLips916 is the nickname he goes by on the Northern California Kayak Anglers (NCKA) forum. Will fishes as much as work allows. He fishes from the American, Sacramento and Delta waterways. He looks forward to getting into salt water fishing from his Jackson Kayak in the near future. Not only an avid kayak angler, he is a steward of his waterways and started the Sacramento River Clean Up.