When it comes to fishing, the majority of my personal experience is with a conventional rod, not fly fishing. However, hanging out with fly fishing aficionados like Ryan Schaper and Nate Wilson from our Austin store has certainly sparked an interest in getting more involved with the fly fishing scene.
About an hour away from ACK headquarters, is the laid back college town, San Marcos, TX home of one of our stores and the beautiful San Marcos River. A balmy 72°, this stretch of water is home to Sunfish, Large Mouth Bass, Long-Nose Gar, Small Mouth Bass, and Guadalupe Bass (Texas’ state fish!).
As the person behind all the posts y’all see on our social media sites, I love having a direct link to ACK customers. Seeing how much fun y’all have with our gear has inspired quite a few travel plans 😉 Last week, I shared this sick video, “Monster Fishing on Shallow Florida Wrecks” and asked if any ACK fans had ever done something similar.
For the first time in 10 years, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is stocking the Guadalupe River with brown trout.This is exciting news for Texas anglers as brown trout are more of a challenge to catch than their counterparts, rainbow trout.
A couple of weeks ago I had an opportunity to take a trip with my second in command (assistant manager) Jordan, and full time store associate Nate, and one of our other buddies for three days of camping and non stop coastal fishing.We all worked on Monday and came to work packed and ready to go.
BBC News recently ran an article reporting how a study global fishing catch is significantly under-reported according to a study conducted by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. According to findings, “the amount of fish taken from the world’s oceans over the last 60 years has been underestimated by more than 50%”.
One of the coolest things about working with ACK is access to people like Carlos Andreu, our Fleet Sales Manager, who is incredibly passionate about the growing sport of SUP fishing. I’ve enjoyed my fair share of time on a SUP, but never for more than paddling around the lake or on the coast so I really curious to chat with Carlos and learn how to rig your SUP for fishing.