California Canoe & Kayak Fishing Team


California Canoe & Kayak is your premier kayak fishing retailer in Northern California. We have Hobie 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 the Hobie Fishing Team.

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


Bee Xiong - Hobie/CCK Team Member

Bee has been a local Sacramento fisherman ever since the early 2000’s. From the creeks, ponds, rivers and lakes, Bee strives to get his personal best on all species. Hearing his reel scream has become an addiction to his regular weekend routine. Like most of the fisherman, Bee started fishing freshwater from the bank. In 2012, he decided to get into the kayak scene to expand his horizon and ever since then he became hooked. In 2015 Bee bought his first Hobie kayak and put his focus more on the salt species. From SoCal to NorCal, Bee has been riding the swells to target salmon, yellowtail, lingcod, rockfish, halibut, and bonitos. As we all know, the more we catch the longer our bucket-list will grow. Follow the CCK Fishing Team to see what Bee will catch next! 


Javier Perez - Hobie/CCK Team Member

aka Tails 2 Tales

Fishing for the past eight years primarily in the Bay Area. First fishing vessel purchased was an inflatable pontoon. Fishing freshwater lakes and sloughs for bass & stripers. I eventually moved to SoCal for a few years opening my eyes to a whole new world of sport fishing it was then when I picked up my first Hobie Outback back in 2013 my experience grew as I targeted Bay Bass, Calicos, Bonitas on my free time. After moving back to the Bay Area, I started targeting bigger game fish and knocking away at my bucket list species. Favorite species to target are Lingcod, Halibut, Salmon, and Sturgeon, in the San Francisco Bay. Venturing off to warmer waters I enjoy chasing down pelagic species like Yellowtail, White Sea bass. I own a 2016 Hobie Adventure Island, 2017 Pro Angler 14, 2018 Hobie Camo Outback. My adventure island is my favorite rig with a large platform and giving me the ability to fish further offshore with the stability and comfort.

Keith Nguyen - CCK Team Member

aka TLA


Keith Nguyen (The Lost Anchovy), and is an avid kayak fisherman in Northern California. He started fishing 10 years ago in the bay and ocean targeting large predatory fish like the California halibut, King Salmon, and Coastal Rock Fish. 

His passion for the sport and kayak fishing community drove him to create, a kayak fishing website, blog, and tutorial. The website is an organized body of knowledge to help any angler improve their kayak fishing ability.

Keith is a member of NCKA (NorcalKayakAnglers) since 2008, and is the tournament director for the Alameda Rock Wall Halibut tournament.

You will often see TLA spending the summer months, organizing fishing events and seminars or chasing large halibut, salmon, rockfish and striped bass along the coast, and the winter targeting crab and sturgeon. His favorite fish is the California halibut. 




Jared Alconcher - CCK Team Member

Jared's fishing journey began during his childhood, off the piers in Seattle. Since 2003, he's continued his aquatic adventures all over the Bay Area, fishing for whatever's in season. The anticipation of the next strike keeps life interesting for Jared, who always has fish on his mind.

His long sessions on the water allow him to bring elite knowledge and personal experience to each and every drop and cast. He looks forward to future trips targeting larger species outside the Bay. He is a fisherman first, a freelance graphic designer second.