Archive for August, 2011

Rent a Yak, Get a Bag

| August 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

A few weeks ago I paddled with Doug, ACK San Marcos Store Manager, on the lower portion of the Guadalupe River here in central Texas. Despite the abnormally low water level, the amount of trash and litter that has accumulated just downstream of New Braunfels is flat out hideous. It wasn’t long before we both […]

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KRBE – Kayak Angling for Sharks on Houston Coast

| August 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

As heard on Houston’s KRBE Radio Station: ACK Houston’s Jerron Wosel is wrangled into taking KRBE Radio host Special K on a kayak fishing trip for sharks on the Houston coast when his wife calls in to discuss the sport. Listen here.

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Product Review: 2012 Wilderness Systems Ride 135

| August 19, 2011 | 4 Comments

Note: Thanks to ACK customer and kayak angler Paul Davis, President – Palmetto Kayak Fishing, for a great product review and allowing us to republish and share with our readers. The redesigned 2012 Wilderness Systems Ride 135 delivers a remarkable fishing platform in a well thought out package. Mine came in on Tuesday from Austin […]

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Event Recap: Ladies Night w/Holly Orr (San Marcos)

| August 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Beginning this August, all 3 ACK stores will be hosting periodic “Ladies Night” seminars and special events. We’ve hosted them in the past and were deemed a huge success so we decided to reintroduce them as part of our regular running calendar of events. For more information, click through to San Marcos, Austin […]

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Press Release: Austin Canoe and Kayak Wins “Retailer of the Year” Award Presented by Canoe and Kayak Magazine

| August 8, 2011 | 4 Comments

Austin, Texas (August 8th, 2011) – Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK) is thrilled to have accepted the 25th Annual “Industry Award” for “Retailer of the Year” presented by Canoe & Kayak Magazine for the 3rd year in a row. The award honors paddlesport retailers that have been recognized by industry manufacturers for exemplified excellence in […]

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Kayak Fishing…Baja Style!

| August 4, 2011 | 3 Comments

ACK Employee Jerron takes us on an adventure he’ll never forget? It all started back in spring as I met up with fellow kayak angler and Necky Kayaks Team member, Jeff Herman. He simply stated that I needed to pack my bags because we were heading to Baja to go fishing with Jim Sammons. I […]

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Product Review: GoPro – Big Video, Small Camera

| August 4, 2011 | 6 Comments

My first experience with a GoPro was in Colorado during a 5-day ski-trip. I wasn’t using one of them while skiing but rather I came across an amazing GoPro commercial while bed ridden for 3 days battling the flu. Apparently, most of it was filmed using a GoPro and I simply couldn’t believe that this […]

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Give Your Kayak a Little Love

| August 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

A 7-Step Maintenance Checklist to Help Extend the Life of Your Kayak. When I left to home for the first time I kind of figured I would hear from my dad often to make sure I was focused on my studies — he didn’t. Instead, he periodically called to check on my truck’s tire pressure […]

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