Guides

David Elgas

David is the owner and primary guide of Coastal Kayak Tours located on Oahu.  In 2011 David was nominated for “kayak fishing guide of the year” by kayak fishing radio.  The same year David was awarded The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary “Certificate of Appreciation” for outstanding cooperation and assistance in teaching kayak fishing safety.  In 2009 David Elgas was awarded “Kayak Fishing Ambassador of the year” by the Aqua Hunters for the work he has done promoting and growing the sport of kayak fishing in Hawaii.  David has appeared on 0C-16’s TV show “Tiny TV” to promote kayak fishing and kayak safety.  David also appeared in two episodes of Ben Wong’s TV show “Let’s Go Fishing”.  These TV segments also featured kayak fishing in Hawaii.  David is an established writer, being published for over 3 years.  He has written articles for Kayak Fishing Magazine.net and is currently a full time staff writer for Hawaii Fishing News.  David is also a featured writer in author Cory Routh’s book, “Kayak Fishing, The Complete Guide”.  David currently holds the world record for biggest barracuda caught on a kayak, a whopping 65.5 pound toothy beast caught near Oahu’s rugged kaena point.  In addition David is a Pro Staff Kayak Angler on the Hobie Kayak Fishing Team and is currently sponsored by Windward Boats and numerous other companies.  David regularly teaches at kayak fishing clinics and appears at various trade shows yearly to give presentations and demonstrations about kayak fishing.  David has fished the Hawaiian Islands, North America, and Mexico.  David takes safety seriously and is a certified advanced life guard, trained by the American Red Cross.  David has competed and placed in numerous kayak fishing tournaments as well as hosts two annual fishing tournaments a year of his own.  A life long water man living on the north shore of Oahu for 25 years, David’s passion for kayak fishing is extremely contagious.

Allen Sansano

  Allen Sansano is a founder and administrator of NorthWestKayakAnglers.com and CanadianKayakAnglers.com.  In addition he is the owner of NorCalKayakAnglers.com.  These online communities have a combined membership of 3000+ with over 600,000 page views per month.  He regularly guides trips from Alaska to Baja through Kayak Fishing Frontiers, pioneering remote wilderness kayak fishing and camping trips in Alaska, and mother ship based kayak fishing trips in Alaska and the Sea Of Cortez, Baja Mexico.  He is recognized as catching the largest fish off of a kayak in modern times, an estimated 400 pounds salmon shark caught from the icy waters of Prince Williams Sound, Alaska.  This feat was featured in the “Man vs. Fish Show” with Matt Watson on the Discovery Channel.  He has been published or written about in a number of magazines including Field & Stream (July 2011 Feature and Inside Cover), Sportfishing Magazine (upcoming feature), Fish Alaska (Cover page and article), Kayak Angler Magazine (various articles written), KayakFishingMagazine.net, NorthWest Sportsman, Pacific Coast Sportfishing, Wavelength Magazine, and the book “Kayak Fishing” by Jon Shein.  In addition he is sponsored by Kokatat Watersports Wear and Ocean Kayak, a leading manufacturer of sit-on-top kayaks and regularly gives presentations on Kayak Fishing at trade shows, symposiums, and special events.  A lifelong fisherman, Allen has fished all around the world including Vanuatu, Maldives, Costa Rica, Mexico, El Salvador, Peru, Kenya, and much of the Western United States including Alaska and Hawaii.