The Kayak City Fishing Team is a diverse and passionate group of twelve kayak fishermen and women who peruse sportfishing from the comfort and convince of their kayaks. As a group, they fish for virtually all species of California gamefish from Crappie to Sturgeon and Shark.
Newest Team Member, Thien Dang, recently moved back to California from Florida where he was an avid inshore saltwater angler. Since his return to California, Thien caught the attention of the Kayak City Team thru his Instagram account, @ripn_lips88, where he documented many of his kayaking expeditions and catches. Thien fishes out of a 2018 Hobie Outback, fully rigged by Kayak City.
On a recent trip, Thien launched his Outback on one of the Central Valley’s many popular bass lakes. With little serious bass fishing experience and challenging post-frontal conditions, Thien was less than optimistic about his chances for finding a solid bite. However, like many quality anglers, he relied on his patience and persistence to find a working pattern. Slowly dragging a 3/8oz jig tipped with a Rage Craw trailer, he slowly worked a main body, rocky point in 35’ of water that indicated a large ball of bait on his electronics.
Within minutes, a slight tick on the line triggered a “swing for the fences” hook set. After a short battle, Thien landed a beautiful 22” long, fat bass that was safely released after a perfect money shot.
In a brief interview with Thien, I asked him about what its like to be part of an awesome group, like the Kayak City Fishing Team. He replied, “It’s been a great experience thus far. The team is incredibly humble, experienced, and knowledgeable, and they’ve been an invaluable resource in helping me learn about kayak fishing in CA. Brandon, from Kayak City, has been beyond helpful in my search for a new kayak (2018 Hobie Outback) and appropriate accessories. Being a part of Kayak City feels like I’m a part of something larger, and I’m looking forward to a fruitful relationship!”
Founded in 2015 and representing a family business with deep roots in the sporting community, Kayak City invites you to follow our adventures of Facebook and Instagram. The Team often hosts public get togethers and events all over California. They encourage both veteran and novice kayak anglers to join them. Kayak City also recently opened a brand new shop at 7812 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights. Check it out for all of the latest kayaks and accessories.
For more info about Kayak City and the Kayak City Fishing Team, visit kayakcity.com.