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Kayak Fishing the San Marcos River, a Personal Best

| February 5, 2014 | 5 Comments

Ryan, assistant manager at ACK San Marcos, headed out for a day of bass fishing with Grant on the San Marcos River. Little did he know it would turn into a personal best! Grant and I started things off planning our trip based on the forecast. We typically like to be on the water at […]

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Kayak Fishing San Marcos with Assistant Store Manager Ryan Schaper

| December 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

Written by San Marcos Assistant Manager Ryan Schaper Having the opportunity to work at an outdoor retailer like ACK gives us, the employees, many awesome opportunities to learn about and use products so that we can better understand how they work and relay that information to you, the customer. One of the biggest opportunities is […]

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The Rail Deal

| March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

No matter how many installs I do while working for ACK, it is always a bit nerve-racking to drill into someone’s boat. In the best-case scenario, the customer has been paddling for a while and knows exactly where he/she would like the item mounted. Even still, there is the process of finding which mount will […]

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ACK at Troutfest 2013

| March 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

On February 15th and 16th, I had the opportunity to attend Trout Fest which was held at the Rio Raft Resort and put on by the Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. I am fairly new to ACK so this was a great opportunity to interact with a lot of our fantastic customers and meet several […]

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Rythym of Drum and Bass

| January 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rhythm permeates everything in nature.  Especially when there is a human involved. It was Bill Monroe in this case, while drifting along a line of lily pads on a pond in Independence, Texas that synchronized the landscape with my easy cadence of cast and tug. I have been to places where the drums drown out […]

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Sharing The River Life w/ Family

| January 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most fulfilling things about a life spent on the water is introducing family and friends to the joys of watersports. For my recent ACK employee perk of “Go Play For A Day,” I took my 13 year old niece on a kayak trip on the San Marcos River. My niece has a […]

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Mud and Mosquitos

| December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

As a kayaker, I am fortunate when I see new water but it never seems to come often enough. When you do find yourself somewhere new, it forces, and teaches, you to focus on finding a new technique or a different rhythm to the way you kayak or more importantly the way you fish. This is […]

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Highland Lakes VS Downstream Farmers — Colorado River, Texas

| April 25, 2012 | 1 Comment

Anyone who has paddled on the Colorado River below Lake Austin in the summertime knows about the frequent changes in the level and flow. Longhorn dam has historically been the last stopping point between the lake water and its trip to the Matagorda Bay system, visiting the many rice fields along the way during their […]

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From Sailors to Kayakers – A Short Story of a Journey Gone Awry

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

We had a customer come in and tell us a crazy story about sailing off the coast of Florida. It was a mother, father and two teenage kids that had flown to Florida to purchase a sail boat and were planning on sailing it back to Texas. When they got to Florida they took the […]

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Paddling Long Distances Can Go a Long Way

| March 4, 2012 | 4 Comments

Every once and a while a perfect, or close to perfect day comes along and the opportunity for success shows up knocking on your door, you know you cannot pass it up and you go for it. It’s days like these that make any sport worthwhile. For me it was a day when the wind […]

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