Kayak Fishing Team

CCK 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  professional team of kayak anglers who love nothing more than to share their passion with our customers.  We are proud that our team members belong to both the Hobie and Jackson fishing teams.

See what the team are up to and to ‘Ask a Pro’ check out our Fishing Team Facebook page like-button-2015-06


James Pratt - Team Manager

James Pratt - Team Manager-Hobie Fishing Team Member

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 Keane

John Keane-Hobie Fishing Team Member

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 areas and enjoys getting folks on the water in kayaks and sharing fishing information and experiences.


Jason Tanagon

Jason Tanagon-Hobie Fishing Team Member

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.


William Pfingst

William Pfingst-Jackson Team Member

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 saltwater 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.