Who we are and what we're about

"We started PRO Kayak Fishing because there was a lack of resources for kayak anglers to turn to for gear in our local area. Our goal is to provide an outlet for paddlers and kayak anglers to get the equipment they need with the best customer service and support that we can offer.

We trust the products that we sell because it is the same gear that we use. Our promise to our customers: We will never sell a product that we don't believe in and that we wouldn't take on the water ourselves. We love fishing and all types of paddling. Whether we are kayak fishing offshore for salmon, stand up paddling in Avila, or taking a relaxing paddle in the Morro Bay Harbor or on one of our local lakes, one thing is sure, you will find us on the water. 

At PRO Kayak Fishing, we know kayak fishing!"

- Tom


Tom Reilly 

As one of PKF's founder's, Tom is our resident kayak and paddling Guru. Not only is he an accomplished angler but he is PRO Kayak Fishing's lead instructor and paddling expert. Tom started fishing when he was a kid and developed an early passion for it. In college, he discovered an additional passion when he learned how to kayak. He enjoyed paddling and being on the water so much that he decided to combine his passion and skills as an instructor and realize his dream of being, "paid to paddle." After becoming an instructor for the American Canoe Association (ACA), Tom started Momentum Paddle Sports (MPS) which specializes in kayak and SUP instruction and guided fishing trips on the Central Coast of California. MPS is our partner company for instruction and our guided fishing excursions. Tom says, "When I am not out paddling or fishing I am spending time with my wife and two kids. They love paddling with me but not fishing, just yet."

Tom's Paddling Certifications:

  • American Canoe Association
  • Coast Kayak Instructor - Level 4
  • Adapted Paddling Instructor
  • Stand Up Paddling Instructor - Level 2
  • Surf Kayaking Instructor Trainer - level 2
  • British Canoe Union
  • 4 star - Sea kayak
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Licensed Fishing guide