Your kayak fishing and surfcasting experts for Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz, and
San Francisco Coasts!
Allen started kayak fishing because he loved to be in the ocean and loves to fish. He
has years of lessons learned, techniques tried (and some failed!), and favorite hot spots.
Why should others to have to spend years trying to figure out what he already knew and
was willing to share? Same goes for surfcasting from the beautiful beaches that ring the
We would like to take you out on our waters to experience all the Santa Cruz and
San Francisco Bay Areas have to offer. Whether it is light tackle Rockfish, Lingcod, or
Halibut in Monterey Bay, in-season Salmon in our coastal waters or chasing the feisty
surfperch and stripers from the beach, we've got the experience, and the know-how to
put you onto fish at any time of the year.
Our tours are designed to give newcomers to fishing, kayaking, or both a "leg up" on
the learning curve. We cover essentials of kayak rigging, navigation, weather and
conditions, launch and landing strategies. And, of course we focus on fishing tackle
and techniques for our targeted species. SCKF can supply all necessary gear, bait
and tackle for a kayak fishing or surfcasting adventure. Experienced anglers are welcome
too! If you're visiting the area and need some quality fishing time, we got what all you need!
Bottom line: It's about fun, fishing, and community. And fishing.
GUIDED SURFCASTING TRIPS NEW FOR 2015 We've been having a blast walking the beaches for fiesty surfperch and the occasional striped bass! It is a year-round fishery
along the Monterey Bay. Tips tricks techniques to get you started and show off the productive spots!
Allen Bushnell has combined his love of the ocean as a
surfer for 40 years, and as a fisherman for even longer in the
sport of ocean kayak fishing. He is a licensed fishing guide
with the California Department of Fish and Game since 2004.
Besides guiding, Allen writes the weekly fishing report for the
Santa Cruz Sentinel and the Monterey Herald and is included on norcalfishreports.com.
Allen has written many articles for local and national publications,
and currently is co-owner and editor of Kayak Fishing Magazine,
the world's largest online yak angling publication. He loves to
travel for exotic kayak fishing and shares the "largest-fish"
kayak record with close friends Allen Sansano, Howard McKim,
and Chris Mautino for their 2007 Alaska adventure for 450-pound
salmon sharks. Fishing locally for fun and food never loses its
allure, however. His favorite fish? "Santa Cruz Halibut!"