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.
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!
For our first installment in the brand new “Meet the Team” series we’d like to introduce Ryan Schaper, Austin Store Manager and KATS Tournament Director! He’s our resident kayak fly fishing junky and lover of all Texas rivers.
This past Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 was the inaugural Santa’s River Race on the San Marcos River. Sights and Sounds of Christmas hosted it and proceeds went to the 2015 Blanco/San Marcos River flood victims.
This past Fall Demo Days had to be one of my favorite Demos to date. As ACK’s Marketing Event Manager, the four Demo Days in Austin, San Marcos, Mississippi City and Conroe, Texas are some of the largest events of my year.
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!
Chupacabra Field Test I want to offer our customers a quick review of an outstanding kayak that I paddled this year. The Chupacabra, or “Chupa” as it is commonly referred to, is a kayak I had paddled previously at our 2014 Demo Days but the true test came in early June of this year when my father and I paddled a nine mile stretch of the Medina River.
We were grateful for the rain. It has been very dry since Christmas. Raindrops bounced off the windshield in big thuds before the wipers could push them away. We were driving down a winding road to the lake after leaving the highway.
Full Moon paddle sessions are lesser known excursions for those interested in taking their kayak experience to the next level. Historically, doing much of anything under the glow of a full moon has had mystic connotations associated to it.
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more. – Lord Byron The beginning of a new year brings about new ideas, promises, and resolutions for everyone.