Guest blog written by Matt Moccia, Hobie Pro Staff For years I’ve enjoyed fishing out of a small kayak on various rivers and other small waters inaccessible to larger watercraft. The problem with this was they were inaccessible to vehicles as well, which meant limiting the amount of gear you could bring along.
With kayak fishing growing in popularity by the minute we thought it would be a great idea to ask our seasoned kayak anglers to provide some advice and tricks for the newbies. By far the most popular piece of advice was to wear Buy the best PFD you can afford and ALWAYS wear it Always check the weather forecast Keep everything tied down Learn how to self rescue Buy a sit-on-top kayak for easiest kayak fishing Test a bunch of kayaks before you buy one Tie down what you cant afford to lose Dont use your anchor in fast flowing rivers Look both ways before crossing an intracoastal Be anchored or tied off- big fish will pull you around!
Here at ACK we always aim to bring the latest and greatest to our Demo Days and the 2014 Fall Demo Days is no exception. This season we’ve got a line up featuring new kayaks from Old Town, Wilderness Systems, Dagger, FeelFree and Hobie and we cant wait to get you all out on the water!
The ACK merchandising team spent last week at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City to check out the latest and greatest products as well as revisit others that remained tried and true. On day one of the show the team was invited to the Wilderness Systems booth to go over new products, review changes to current products, and best of all get a sneak peek of something very special, The Wilderness Systems Advanced Tactical Angler Kayak.