It’s Here! YakAttack Track Mount Paddle Holder

| November 12, 2015 | 4 Comments

Before our Austin store manager could even stock the YakAttack Track Mount Paddle Holders on our shelves, kayak anglers who had seen them on our website  were calling him up to see if they were available in the store too! These paddle holders are a game changer because you can easily place or retrieve your paddle in one motion single-handed – the wheels allow your paddle to slip right in place.

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Kayak Fishing 101: Why We Call It Fishing, Not Catching

| November 10, 2015 | 2 Comments

Prior to working at ACK I had no idea kayak fishing was a thing. Since such a large part of my job is researching, talking about, and interacting with kayak fishers it didn’t feel right to have never gone out on the water for a kayak fishing session of my own.

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ACK Profiles: Meet Wheelchair Fisherman and Outdoorsman Michael Williams

| October 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you were to go out on the water on Lake Bastrop, just East of Austin,Texas chances are you’d paddle by Michael Williams seeing as it’s his favorite spot to fish. You’d probably think he’s just like any other angler out there, but Michael is much more than your average kayak fisher.

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Keep Dry When You Stay High: ACK’s Top 5 High Seat Kayaks

| October 28, 2015 | 12 Comments

It’s a bit painful to admit, but summer is really over. It was cold this morning (only in Texas would 68° be considered cold) and while that may have some thinking it’s time to retire the kayaks for the season, this is not at all the case!

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It’s Here! Why I Love Live Watersports’ L2Fish Fishing SUP

| October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Confession: My first time on a SUP was a bit of a disaster – I was on the ocean, got knocked off by a wave and lost my paddle.

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The San Gabriel River: Texas’ Last Untouched Hill Country Gem

| September 24, 2015 | 7 Comments

Last week our regional manager was able to fill in for me for a half day and three of my guys from the shop were already planning on kayak fishing the San Gabriel River. I had never had the opportunity to fish it and being manager I never get a chance to fish with my guys so I seized the opportunity(especially since my Diablo and gear were already loaded in the truck!

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Fishing for a Cause

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

There is nothing more that I love than fishing with friends. Getting to do so while raising money and awareness for numerous foundations like the National MS Society and Heroes on the Water make it even better.

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Casting for a Cause 2015

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are times in life you run across some really incredible folks doing some amazing work that in no way benefits themselves.  Steven Schmidt and his group from NuStar for 8 years have put on one of the best inshore tournaments anywhere.

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A Little Winter Goes A Long Way

| February 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s not that I don’t like winter. There’s something special about that first light snow, or the way
the birds come alive on a warming trend after a few bitterly cold days – when they know they’d better
find food and water before the season’s icy grip returns. I like Christmas and New Year’s Eve and
although I’ve never had the chance to do it, snowboarding always seemed like it might be fun. Winter is great. I really like winter – for about four weeks.

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The Secret to Fishing the Guadalupe River

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Written by ACK’s Fleet Sales Manager, Juan Carlos Andreu The beginning of winter marks the kickoff of a very special fishery hidden in the Texas hill country; Guadalupe river rainbow trout. Every year Texas Parks and Wildlife and other private organizations like Trout Unlimited, stock the Guadalupe river with thousands of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and hundreds of fisherman take their shot at hooking this amazing fish.

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