Here at ACK, we are greeted with one of the best perks any outdoor adventurer can appreciate, working with other people passionate about the outdoors. It’s common for me to get an invite to join fellow employees on their adventures, to either document the experience or just for fun on a weekly basis. Problem is, I rarely have the time to put it all behind me to join them.

This changed recently when our Fleet Manager Carlos Andreu showed me a 15 second Instagram video a friend of his had filmed of a school of Redfish popping water. I had an itch to fish and I scratched it. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t catch anything but a few photographs.

Fish or not, I had a great time with a couple of great guys enjoying life in the great outdoors.

Enjoy my documentation:

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Staying warm and playing with fire.
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Prepping for launch.
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Wait, I thought this was a paddle trip, not a hike…
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In Texas, cactus grows everywhere, even the coast.
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Finally, time to fish!
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Carlos was able to get on them quickly with his Hobie Outback.
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Ducks were a plenty.
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The front pushed on through, making conditions less than favorable… but we carried on.
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ACK photographer Josh on the other side of the lens paddling an Old Town Predator 13.
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In search of the Reds.
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Hobie H-Crate.
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Wide open spaces.
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On the trail…getting closer.
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Ice Mule Classic Cooler on a Feelfree Moken 12.5.
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The catch…Matagorda Texas Reds.
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Feelfree Moken 12.5 bottle holder, perfect for my Hydroflask water bottle.
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All smiles… understand why.
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Texas paddle trip with a Texas paddle by Werner.
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Railblaza, Scotty, Hydroflask, Feelfree…all coming together for the perfect fishing machine.
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Nice haul Carlos, thanks for the invite!